Canadian Seafood Stabilization Fund (CSSF) | Open for Applications: June 22

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) will accept applications from indigenous and non-indigenous fish, seafood and aquaculture processors wishing to access the fund as of June 22, 2020.

ACOA will be delivering a total of $38.1 million in funding from Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Who can apply to the CSSF?

Businesses in the fish and seafood processing sector
Not-for-profit organizations that support the sector
Applicants must:
be a business in Atlantic Canada;
be a licensed or registered processor of wild capture or aquaculture products;
be a viable business before the COVID-19 pandemic; and
have adequate health and safety measures in place to protect employees.
be a not-for-profit organization that supports the fish and seafood processing industry in Atlantic Canada.

Eligible activities

The CSSF supports the following types of activities:
Increase storage capacity – Find storage solutions for live, frozen and/or processed products. Storage may be:
temporary or permanent
domestic or international

Plant Operations – Invest in new equipment, materials or services to:
protect workers
adapt plant operations, products or packaging
increase efficiency and productivity

Market responsiveness – meet new market demands:
respond to new consumer needs
find new markets
deliver to new markets


The CSSF opens for applications on June 22.
If you are unsure that the CSSF is right for you, speak with an ACOA program officer.

ACOA clients: contact your program officer.
All other businesses and organizations: call 1-800-561-7862 or send an email to

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