Recertification Assistance Fund

Applications have now closed for 2019/20 and the Recertification Assistance Funds have been granted for 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 terms and conditions.


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.


Deadline for applications

Applications have now closed for 2019/20.

Applications received after the 15 December will be considered in the 2020-2021 funding year.

The deadline for applications for 2020/21 rounds will be confirmed shortly.



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