November 14 - 17, 2023

Seafood Industry Innovation Summit 2023

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Advancing innovation in the Canadian seafood industry

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CCFI is a facilitator for innovation in the seafood industry. We work with stakeholders across the country and with various sizes and types of operations, including harvesting, processing, and aquaculture. Our goal is to help all innovators and problem solvers enhance Canada's place as a world leader in the burgeoning Blue Economy.



Canada's harvesting sector has thrived for over 200 years; operating off the coasts of a country that has the longest coastline in the world and some of the most plentiful freshwater resources.


Today, more than half the world seafood is produced from sea farming. Global aquaculture production reached a record 122.6 million tonnes, with a total value of $281.5 billion


Seafood processing in Canada takes place mostly in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador, contributing nearly $2B in economic activity to the Atlantic region and supporting nearly 25,300 jobs.


Seafood Industry Innovation Summit 2023

November 14-17th Event: Atlantic Canada’s 1st Seafood Industry Innovation Summit  Location: Fisheries & Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL Canada The Fisheries and Marine Institute’s Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development (CASD) and the Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation (CCFI) are pleased to host Atlantic Canada’s first Seafood Industry Innovation Summit … Continued

Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation (CCFI) begins retrieval efforts with community and research partners to retrieve lost fishing gear.


CCFI Releases Project Report – Evaluation of ROC Fishing System for the NL Lobster & Crab Fisheries

The Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation (CCFI) has completed the final report related to a Rope on Command (ROC)
Keith Hutchings, Managing Director Email: Cell: (709) 631-3609
Janet Kielly, Office Manager Email: Office: (709) 778-0515