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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.


CCFI releases report on Production of Mussels and Urchin (uni) using HPP

CCFI notes: The Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) mussel industry has identified the need to diversify its product forms (i.e., fresh & value-added) and expand to include alternative farmed shellfish species (i.e., sea urchins). CCFI outlines 12 main conclusions from the project.   Read the full article here:

CCFI releases report evaluating the extraction of Cod Liver Oil

CCFI notes: This report summarizes a process development study for the extraction of extra-virgin cod liver oil (EVCLO) on a laboratory scale. The general approach was to develop an accelerated traditional rendering process that achieves high oil yields at ambient (17°C) temperature.   View our projects webpage here: https://ccfi.ca/project/evaluating-the-natural-extraction-of-oil-from-cod-liver/

CCFI releases report on Seaweed Nursery Production & Collection

You can view the story & download the full report on our projects webpage.
Keith Hutchings, Managing Director Email: Keith.Hutchings@mi.mun.ca Cell: (709) 631-3609
Janet Kielly, Office Manager Email: Janet.Kielly@mi.mun.ca Office: (709) 778-0515