Funding Opportunity - Atlantic Fisheries Fund

Dear Faculty,
As I am sure some of you are aware, Fisheries and Oceans Canada has launched a new funding program called the Atlantic Fisheries Fund (AFF). There is an opportunity for UPEI to apply for research funding.

The AFF is a contribution program funded jointly by the federal, provincial and territorial governments. It will invest more than $400 million over 7 years.

There are two types of projects that are relevant to academic institutions: 

1. Science partnerships

  • Science research on impacts of ecosystem shifts
  • Creation of partnerships or networks that help scientific activities in the sector
  • Science work on sustainable harvesting, processing and aquaculture technologies
  • Results: Informed Decisions on Industry Future, Technology Transfer and Research Commercialization
  • Work by academics and institutions with active participation, commitment and support from Industry.

2. Innovation

  • Research & Development of new products, processes, technologies and equipment
  • Pilot & test new innovations
  • Introduce innovations to market
  • Initiatives to create partnerships or networks that support innovation activities in the sector
  • Results: Productivity, Increased Value Added, Sustainability, Marketability
  • Led by industry with technical or academic partners

I have attached a summary of the AFF program. But for more information on the fund you can go to the DFO website:

If you are interested in this program and you already have a project in mind, then please fill out the attached UPEI AFF Project Concept Form and return the completed the form to me ( or Jon Barrett ( and we will work with you to develop your application.

Please let me know if you have any other questions on this funding opportunity.



Kim Johnstone, PhD
Senior Technology Transfer and Industry Liaison Officer
University of Prince Edward Island
Regis and Joan Duffy Research Centre (DRC), 524
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PE, Canada, C1A 4P3


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