Grants and support
Your fishery or business might be eligible for a grant from one of the following organisations.
If you know a potential source of funding for MSC certification that isn’t listed here please send us details.
European Fisheries Fund
For fisheries operating in the EU grants can be made available under the European Fisheries Fund. This aims to secure a sustainable future for the fishing industry.
In England these grants are managed by the Marine Management Organisation - visit the Marine Management Organisation website
In Scotland these grants are managed by Marine Scotland (the Scottish Government) – visit the Scottish Government website
In Wales these grants are managed by the Welsh Assembly Government - visit the Welsh Assembly Government website
Other EU member states
See a list of managing authorities for EFF grants in other EU member states
The Sea Change Investment Fund aims to use the power of the market to encourage sustainable fishing practices. It is supported by the Packard Foundation and was launched in March 2005.
Sea Change Investment Fund grants are open to companies that increase the availability of sustainable seafood in the marketplace.
The Sustainable Fisheries Fund (SFF) supports sustainable fisheries around the world. The SFF is administered by the Resources Legacy Fund and is particularly interested in fisheries that wish to be assessed against the Marine Stewardship Council’s environmental standard for sustainable fishing.
SFF grants are open to fisheries and seafood organisations, fisheries management organisations, academic and research organisations and non-governmental organisations.