Funder: NSW – Rural Assistance Authority
Grant Background: The NSW Government is offering low interest rate loans to assist commercial fishers and aquaculture farmers to identify and address risks to their business, improve permanent assets and infrastructure, ensure long-term productivity and sustainable use of the marine, estuarine and land-based environment.
The Seafood Innovation Fund will assist investment into four key areas:
- Preparedness – adaptability to changing seasonal conditionals or climatic events of floods or droughts.
- Environment – ensuring equipment has a minimal impact on the environment.
- Fishing and Aquaculture Farming Equipment and Assets – replacement of unsafe or inefficient assets.
- Transport & Logistics -ensuring that product reaches markets in optimum condition.