UK Seafood Fund

The UK Seafood Fund is a £100 million programme to invest in the long-term sustainability of the UK fisheries and seafood sector. The fund is managed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and will be available until 5 April 2024.

The fund’s objectives are to rejuvenate the fisheries and seafood sector, take advantage of the UK’s additional fishing quota and bring economic growth to coastal communities.

The UK Seafood Fund is divided between:

  • science and innovation – including the Fishing Industry Science Partnerships (FISP) scheme and Seafood Innovation Fund
  • infrastructure – for investment in ports, processing and aquaculture infrastructure
  • skills and training – for skills and training in the sector to attract new recruits and improve workforce retention

Refer to the UK Seafood Fund website for links to the individual schemes where you will find details of how to apply.

Focus of fund/fund aims:

A £100 million fund to support the long-term future and sustainability of the UK fisheries and seafood sector.

Application deadline:

The programme runs until April 2024. Refer to the website for details of how to apply and deadlines

Fund description:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/uk-seafood-fund