2018 Costs

In 2018 the costs of IFFO RS, IFFO RS CoC and the IFFO RS Improvers Programme will be changing. These prices will be effective as of January 2018 and communicated directly ahead of time. Please find below tables of the costs.  

Note: The new fishery assessment charges will be effective upon the next full Whole Fish assessment that is due in order to complete the approval cycle. The new by-product assessments will be effective from January 2018. 

IFFO RS Costs 2018


Pound Sterling (£)

Assessment Activity




Annual Charge/Company 



Annual Charge/Company



Whole Fish Fisheries Assessment/Species - Full Assessments (every 3rd year)

*Baseline 7,250 M1, M2, F1, F2, F3, Species characterisation
Category A species 1,250 A1, A2, A3, A4
Category B species 1,500 Disqualification from CAT A the Risk Assessment
Category C species 250 C1
Category D species  500 Disqualified from CAT C the Risk Assessment

Whole Fish Fisheries Assessment/Species - Surveillance Assessments (after years 1 & 2) 

*Baseline 1,500 M1, M2, F1, F2, F3 update on management system, any changes in regulations
Category A species 500 Refresh key areas - current stock status, B/Bmsy;F/Fmsy
Category B species 250

Short review to confirm B category accuracy 

Category C species 200 Short review to confirm - current stock status & that species is not overfished. Where overfishing occurs; risk that approved fishery is impacting
Category D species 100 Short review to confirm D category accuracy & productivity & that attributes remains same for susceptibility 

Shared Whole Fisheries /Species between Countries **

Full assessment every 3rd year ** TBC  
Surveillance assessment after years 1 & 2 ** TBC  

Fisheries By-product Assessment/Species - Full assessment and Surveillance set price

Baseline* 100  
Category C species 150  
Category D species 300  

Fisheries By-products from Aquaculture/Species 

Full assessment and Surveillance set price 125  
Onsite Audit     
Paid to local auditor every year Varies  
IFFO RS Chain of Custody (CoC) costs 2018 
Item Pound Sterling (£)


Annual Charge/Company  2,750
Annual Charge/unit of certification  300

On Site Audit 

Paid to local auditor every year



IFFO RS Improvers Programme (IP) costs 2018
Activity  Pound Sterling (£)

Peer Review Costs

A Gap Analysis  1,400
B Stakeholder Committee 140
C FIP Action Plan 350
DF FIP Action Plan Tracker  360
IFFO RS IP File registration  250

Upon IFFO RS IP Application Approval 

Annual IFFO RS IP Company Registration  2,750
Annual IFFO RS IP Factory Registration  300
Annual FIP Action Plan Tracking (baseline fee)  400