The Canadian government and Canadian food companies Konscious Foods, Merit Functional Foods and Canadian Pacifico Seaweeds are teaming up to develop and roll out a new 20-strong range of plant-based seafood products across North America.

A total of CAD 15.3 million (€10.9 million/$11.3 million) has been committed to the project, with Protein Industries Canada, a branch of the Canadian government, committing CAD 5.5 million (€3.9 million/$4.1 million) and the partners committing the remaining CAD 9.8 million (€7 million/$7.2 million).

Konscious Foods will incorporate Canadian-grown and processed ingredients, including Merit’s pea and canola proteins and Canadian Pacifico Seaweeds’ seaweed ingredients, to develop more than 20 plant-based seafood alternative products.