Project Description

Fairtax is an industry leader in obtaining government funding in Canada. Our dedicated team of Funding Specialists understands the intricacies of government grant and incentive programs, optimally positioning your organization to secure government funding. We cut through the confusion, uncovering the specific financial resources that allow you to focus on growing through innovation, training employees, and taking your operations to the next level.

Atlantic Fisheries Fund

The $400 million investment in the Atlantic Fisheries Fund will transform and drive innovation in the fish and seafood sector in Canada with a focus on developing the sector to better meet growing market demands for sustainably sourced, high quality fish and seafood products.

The fund will position the sector for even greater future success by supporting market entry and growth, creating jobs for the middle class and supporting coastal communities that rely on the sector.

Applicant Eligibility

To be eligible for AFF funding, you must:

  • reside in a participating province or territory
    • Nova Scotia
    • New Brunswick
    • Prince Edward Island
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • be active in or support activities (such as research and development) related to the fish and seafood harvesting, processing or aquaculture sectors

In addition, you must be one of the following:

  • commercial enterprise, which includes:
    • incorporated entities
    • sole proprietorships or a partnership
    • co-operatives
  • non-commercial organization, which includes:
    • academics
    • industry associations
    • post-secondary institutions
    • provincial crown corporations
    • research and innovation institutions
    • Indigenous organizations or groups other than commercial enterprises

Eligible Activities

The program supports projects that focus on the AFF partnership’s commitment to address innovation in Atlantic Canada’s fish and seafood sector as it transitions to meet growing market demand for high quality, sustainably sourced products.

The fund will support proposals under the following three pillars:

  • Partnerships: between the Government of Canada, the Provinces and Territories, industry, labour organizations and Indigenous communities to identify and support potential projects and activities;
  • Innovation: strategic investments to improve quality, marketability and sustainability; and
  • Knowledge sharing: enhancing collaboration to improve our scientific knowledge of the marine environment and the impacts of changing ocean conditions on fish species, stocks, communities and fishers which contribute to the long term sustainable management of our fisheries.


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