Recertification Assistance Fund

The Recertification Assistance Fund rewards fisheries that have shown a substantial commitment to the MSC program and sustainability.

The fund helps MSC certified fisheries with the cost of Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) fees for their second or subsequent recertification audit.

Recertification Assistance Fund grants are calculated in proportion to the applicant's audit fee costs.

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 (below) should be sent via email to OSF@msc.org within 12 months of the publication of the Public Certification Report (PCR) for their second or subsequent recertification.

Grant awardees

Forms and guidance

MSC Ocean Stewardship Fund - Privacy Policy
Date of issue: 15 September 2022

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