Apply for fisheries funding

The Ocean Stewardship Fund offers grants to both MSC certified sustainable fisheries and improving fisheries.

Three different kinds of funding are available under the Ocean Stewardship Fund.

 

Supporting scientific research

Our Science and Research Fund (SRF) awards grants of up to £50,000 for research projects that help fisheries meet and maintain sustainability best practice. This includes projects aimed at closing conditions of MSC certification.

This year we particularly welcome projects focussing on ghost gear or endangered, threatened and protected (ETP) species.  

Read more information and apply for SRF

 

Supporting fisheries making long term commitments to sustainability

Our Recertification Assistance Fund (RAF) helps MSC certified fisheries with the cost of Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) fees for the second or subsequent recertification audit.

Recertification grants are limited to either 75% of the CAB’s recertification audit costs, or GBP £30,000, whichever is lower.

Read more information and apply for RAF

 

Supporting fisheries path to sustainability

Our Transition Assistance Fund (TAF) supports fisheries making progress towards MSC certification. The fund is being piloted for a year through the Fish for Good project. Following the pilot, the fund will be open to other credible fishery improvement projects (FIPs) that are committed to achieving MSC certification.  

 

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Recertification Assistance Fund

The Recertification Assistance Fund (RAF) helps certified sustainable fisheries with the cost of Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) audit fees for the second or subsequent recertification audit.

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Science and Research Fund

The Science and Research Fund provides grants of up to £50,000 to support research projects that help fisheries meet and maintain sustainability best practice.

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Fish for Good

Fish for Good is a four-year project aiming to guide fisheries in Indonesia, Mexico and South Africa on their journey towards sustainability.

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