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The Transition Assistance Fund supports fisheries that are working towards MSC certification through the In-Transition to MSC Program.

What is the Transition Assistance Fund?

Fisheries in the In-Transition to MSC program with verified action plans can apply for up to £50,000 to support the costs of implementing improvements as well as the costs associated with progress verification. 

Priority for funding will be given to small-scale fisheries and fisheries in developing economies.

The Transition Assistance Fund is currently closed to applications.

Previous grant recipients

Since 2020, we have awarded 28 grants via the Ocean Stewardship Fund to fisheries in improvement projects in Indonesia, India, Mexico and South Africa, verified through the In-Transition to MSC program

In 2024, £445,000 was awarded across nine fishery improvement projects.

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