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Applications for the Ocean Stewardship Fund 2023 are now open.

The Ocean Stewardship Fund aims to increase the number of sustainable fisheries worldwide. We are accelerating progress by funding innovative research and supporting fisheries at all stages on the path to sustainability.

We have committed 5% of annual royalties from MSC certified product sales to the Ocean Stewardship Fund.

We are now expanding the fund by combining the MSC's contributions with external funding from third-party donors. We have an ambition to raise a total of £7.4 million (US$10 million) by the end of 2022 and have already mobilised over £6.6 million (or US$7.8 million) from both sources.

Funded projects

Funded projects

View details of all OSF projects by year.

Donors

Donors

Find out more about external funders and how to contribute.

Our grants

Our grants

Learn about the different kinds of grants available and how to apply.

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Pathway to sustainability

Pathway to sustainability

The MSC is working with NGOs, governments, retailers and funders around the world to create a pathway to sustainability for small-scale fisheries and fisheries in developing countries.

Our collective impact

Our collective impact

For over 20 years fisheries, scientists, consumers and industry have been part of a collective effort to make sure our oceans are fished sustainably.

Fish for Good

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.

Global Fisheries Sustainability Fund

Global Fisheries Sustainability Fund

The Global Fisheries Sustainability Fund (GFSF) supported small-scale and fisheries in the Global South, awarding £400,000 to eleven projects around the world.