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Nova Scotia Seafood Accelerator Program


Maximum of $15,000 per applicant, based on scope and deliverable.


Nova Scotia Seafood Accelerator Program aims to support:

  • access to new markets through support for eligible companies obtaining a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification to open new export markets or maintain current ones,
  • improvement of current seafood value-added products (either in market or a ready-to-commercialize prototype with a waiting market) through technical support, and
  • successful commercialization of new Nova Scotia value-added seafood products into recognized markets with sales longevity

Eligible Applicants

Applicants must:

  • have a head office and licensed seafood processing facility in Nova Scotia,
  • demonstrate they are meeting the current federal and  provincial inspection, regulation and licensing requirements,
  • have controls in place to ensure the product is handled properly during processing and results in a final product that is not tainted, decomposed, or unwholesome, and
  • not be in contravention of provincial or federal laws related to the fishery

Eligible Expenses

  • Gap assessments for specific food safety program requirements to assess what needs to be done for compliance with a specific standard.
  • Program coaching of a company’s food safety program manager or quality assurance staff on plan development
    or revisions, implementation and employee training.
  • Pre-audit assessment in preparation for a third-party audit to meet a specific food safety program standard.

Deadline Date

  Intake is ongoing while funds are available


Contact Name: Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture

Phone Number: 902-678-7722

E-mail Address:


Industry: Agriculture, Location: Nova Scotia ,
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