Government of Canada: Fisheries and Oceans Challenge

Support small businesses to come up with innovative solutions in response to specific challenges. Winning small businesses may receive up to $150k to refine their R&D and, if accepted into Phase 2, receive up to $1M to develop a working prototype. The government may then act as a first customer. Current challenges include removing and managing ghost fishing gear and marine debris from oceans and waterways through a technology that can be deployed on existing vessels.