The Ocean Stewardship Fund (OSF) provides grants for fishery improvements and funds important research into bycatch reduction, protecting marine habitats, and the effects of climate change.
We commit 5% of annual royalties from MSC certified product sales to the fund and combine these with third-party donations.
In 2023, we awarded over £750,000 to 26 fisheries and research projects across 15 countries.
The Ocean Stewardship Fund in numbers
grants awarded since 2020
countries where projects are being undertaken
projects taking place in developing economies
What the OSF is funding
Our fund aims to assist fisheries at all stages of their sustainability journey and aid research that will contribute to long-term improvements.
Since 2020, over $4.9 million has been dedicated to 106 diverse fisheries and projects through OSF grants.
Pathway to Sustainability
Fishery improvement projects (FIPs) for small-scale and developing country fisheries receive donor funding through the OSF.
West Africa project
Philanthropic conservation organisation the MAVA Foundation recently funded two multi-stakeholder projects, operating across five West African countries.
Reducing turtle bycatch in Réunion
Training swordfish fishers to ID, handle and collect data to reduce turtle bycatch and improve their survival.
Assessing impacts to sustainable fisheries
We are carrying out research to identify fisheries and regions where predicted climate impacts threaten their ability to meet benchmarks for sustainabile management.