Fisheries & Aquaculture


In partnership with Farmers2Founders, Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC) are looking for innovative business ideas and concepts that solve challenges in the fisheries and aquaculture industry. 

If you have an idea, concept or you are an early-stage startup business that is addressing any of the following fisheries and aquaculture industry challenges we would like to hear from you.

Once you have submitted your idea we will be in touch to talk through next steps and see which one of our venture creation programs you might be best suited for!

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Got an idea?

Are you a fisheries & aquaculture operator, tech developer, student, entrepreneur or research team with an idea or concept to solve a challenge in the fishing and aquaculture industry?

We are looking for ideas in the following areas:


  • Developing new, novel, high-value uses of products and by-products targeted at: human health, functional nutrition, bioceuticals & nutraceuticals

  • Solutions that increase the growth and survival within aquaculture operations

  • Implement decision support tools that pair AI & existing datasets for business continuity and growth

  • Develop renewable energy propulsion solutions for commercial fishing vessels

  • Implement solutions for industry-level biosecurity preparedness

Still got questions?

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Brendan Dobson, Ecosystem Farms

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Helen Burvill, Sea Urchin Waste Streams

Submit your idea today!

Not sure where your idea fits? That's ok, we want to hear from you!

Current Programs- Open for applications

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