The Ocean Stewardship Fund offers grants to fisheries that are MSC certified or in improvement projects.
We want to increase the number of sustainable fisheries worldwide by funding innovative research and supporting fisheries at all stages on their path to sustainability.
We commit 5% of annual royalties from MSC certified product sales to the fund and combine these with third-party donations.
To date, we have mobilised over USD $10 million. Of this, almost $5 million has been allocated to over 100 fisheries and research projects to help fisheries adopt and implement practices that protect the ocean and minimise impacts on the marine environment.
The Ocean Stewardship Fund is currently open to applications for the following grants:
Recertification Assistance Fund
Helping MSC certified fisheries with the cost of Conformity Assessment Body fees for recertification audits.
Student Research Grants
Supporting postgraduate students who carry out research with fisheries engaged in the MSC program.
If you are interested in applying for any of our grants, please contact your local MSC representative.
If you are unsure who your representative is, please get in touch with our Ocean Stewardship Fund team.
Applications must be submitted by Monday 4 December 2023.
Previous grant strands
These funds will not be open to applications in 2023/24.