May 6, 2022
Grande-Entree, QC - Canada's high quality, sustainable fish and seafood products are known worldwide. Canada along with the provinces and territories are expanding markets, building on our country's strong international brand and growing trade opportunities.
On behalf of the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Gaspesie-Les les-de-la-Madeleine, together with Andre Lamontagne, Quebec Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and Minister responsible for the Centre-du-Quebec Region and Minister responsible for the Chaudire-Appalaches Region, today announced that the Government of Quebec is joining eight other provinces and one territory as a partner with Fisheries and Oceans Canada in the Canadian Fish and Seafood Opportunities Fund (CFSOF).
The CFSOF is a cost-shared fund (70% federal and 30% provincial/territorial) that focuses on advancing a national approach to market access issues, as well as promoting branding and recognition opportunities for the Canadian fish and seafood sector.
Eligible applicants are not-for-profit industry organizations (e.g. associations and Indigenous groups) operating on a national, regional, or sector-wide basis in the fish and seafood sector who are active in, or supporting, marketing activities related to the sector. A collection of organizations may also be eligible if they can demonstrate that they represent a significant segment of production within a sector, and can demonstrate their ability to deliver a project from a national perspective.
Applicants may submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the CFSOF at any time. Eligible applicants who meet the principles, criteria, and objectives of the program may be invited to submit a full proposal following the EOI stage.