To enable leading edge research, innovation and technology in the Canadian seafood industry.
CCFI engages with industry, research, government and other key partners in fisheries innovation.
CCFI identifies best practice, programming, and opportunities for technology adaptation from fisheries R&D from around the world, and shares this with our industry and research partners.
CCFI responds to R&D needs in the fish harvesting, processing and aquaculture sectors, developing and leading projects big and small, and transitioning quickly to meet emerging opportunities or challenges.
CCFI demonstrates leadership in equity and diversity, and fosters understanding and a shared approach with Indigenous peoples and communities.
CCFI supports sustainable fisheries and enables industry adaptation to climate change.
It all starts with your idea. Call us, send an E-mail to our team, or use the “Contact Us” page or “Submit An Idea” section of this website. The usual first point of contact for people engaging CCFI is our Industry Liaison Officer, Jason Card, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (709) 327 5351.
During our first interaction, we will want to discuss:
What aspect of the seafood industry you are working in (i.e. harvesting, aquaculture, or processing)
A summary of the innovation you want to explore or the problem you are trying to solve
A summary of any work you have completed to date related to your idea
A summary of partners you have or would like to have involved with your potential project.
From there we will discuss developing a project proposal and pursuing potential sources of expertise and support.
CCFI provides support to innovators and problem solvers by helping them develop and carry out applied research projects. We also work with seafood industry players operating in Canada’s three oceans to advance research priorities. That involves everything from developing test parameters to prove out ideas, creating budgets to support the work, suggesting funding sources to help pay for project costs, making funding applications, securing necessary expertise and oversight of projects, finalizing any final reports generated from project activities, and disseminating information accumulated over our 30 years of operation. Very often CCFI will facilitate access to specific expertise and facilities at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University, but we can also work to secure expertise from other areas throughout Canada and the world.
This varies project to project. Dependent on a number of factors including the complexity of the project, the number of funding sources being drawn from, and the amount of expertise and/or special facilities that are needed, the development of a project proposal can take one to four weeks, and the review of a project proposal by funding bodies can take anywhere between two to six weeks. CCFI endeavors to move at the pace of business and expedite all aspects of work.
Once a project proposal has been finalized and has received funding, CCFI generally tries to complete projects within one year. Projects exceeding one year are often divided into phases to facilitate the project proposal process. CCFI welcomes multi-year projects.
CCFI has standardized agreements for managing intellectual property matters. IP matters are clearly defined and our project agreements clearly identify how IP will be handled, for all parties to sign. CCFI’s work is intended to strengthen Canada’s overall seafood sector, and as such, project summaries are made available publicly upon conclusion.