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Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP)

The anticipatory call for request for proposals for FACTAP projects is now closed.

FACTAP is a national contribution program. It’s investing $35 million over 7 years (2017 to 2024) to assist Canada’s fisheries and aquaculture industries in improving their environmental performance.

Supported projects

The program offers funding to assist 2 types of eligible participants:

  1. commercial fisheries or aquaculture producers wishing to purchase and install existing, off-the-shelf clean technologies, processes and sustainable practices into their day-to-day operations
  2. existing aquaculture producers wishing to pilot and test new late-stage innovative technologies, systems or processes (Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) 7 to 9 only)

    Technology Readiness Levels:
    TRL 7 – Prototype requiring real-world field testing
    TRL 8 – Technology proven to work in a real-world operating environment
    TRL 9 – Technology/system proven in final form – commercialization ready

Covered costs

The program may fund up to 75% of eligible project costs (maximum of $1.0 million per year).

The remaining 25% or more of the project’s funding can be made up of a combination of non-DFO sources but must include a minimum of 10% cash commitment by the applicant.

All project proposals must also include a letter of support from the lead fisheries or aquaculture regulator for the province/territory in which the project will take place.

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