Recertification Assistance Fund

Applications are currently open and the next review deadline is 23:59 GMT on 15 October 2020

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

Who can apply?

MSC certified fisheries can apply for funding after the Public Certification Report (PCR) of their second or subsequent recertification is published. 

Applicants must be able to accept the Ocean Stewardship Fund Privacy Policy.


What we will fund

The maximum recertification grant will be limited to whichever is lowest:

  • 75% of the CAB’s recertification audit costs, or 
  • GBP £30,000

The fund will not fund any costs related to surveillance audits or objections procedures.


How to apply

Completed application forms and supporting documents should be sent via email to within 12 months of the publication of the Public Certification Report (PCR) for their second or subsequent recertification.


MSC Ocean Stewardship Fund - Privacy Policy
Date of issue: 15 September 2020

Deadline for applications

Applications are currently open and the next review deadline is 23:59 on 15 October 2020.

Applications received after 15 October will be considered in the 2021-22 funding year.

Successful applicants will be published on the RAF Grantees page.



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