Our impact projects

Over £1.3 million has been dedicated to 35 fisheries and projects around the world through the Ocean Stewardship Fund.

In 2021, £650,000 was awarded to projects on improving at-sea fishery observer safety, reducing unwanted bycatch and improving fisheries’ harvest strategies and the sustainability of bait fishing.

Nearly a quarter of the funding has been dedicated to fisheries improvement projects in the Global South, while fisheries with long standing commitments to sustainability have been rewarded for their efforts.

Applications for the Ocean Stewardship Fund 2022 are now open.

Earlier Student Research Grant projects

Traditional knowledge and modern devices

Traditional knowledge and modern devices

Guilherme's research project is working to see how modern devices and traditional knowledge can work together to improve Brazilian shrimp fisheries’ sustainability.

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Tracking anchored FAD use in Indonesian fisheries

Tracking anchored FAD use in Indonesian fisheries

Fish aggregating devices or FADs are a type of fishing gear used by many small-scale fisheries. Ahmad tracks their use in Indonesian tuna fisheries.

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Could genetics help sustain yellowfin tuna?

Could genetics help sustain yellowfin tuna?

Rachel B. Mullins has used MSC research funding to conduct next-generation DNA sequencing of yellowfin tuna.

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Collaborating for more sustainable fishing

Collaborating for more sustainable fishing

Fanny Vessaz's research involved assessing bycatch reduction devices in the southern Brazilian artisanal seabob shrimp trawl fishery.

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Ocean Stewardship Fund

Ocean Stewardship Fund

Each year, over £1 million in grants are available for fisheries at all stages on their path to sustainability.

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