The charges for applying and joining the scheme are as laid out below. All the charges are based in Pound Sterling (£). These charges were effective as of 1st January 2019. Any changes made to the invoice after being submitted to the applicant, due to wrong details or currency for example, will incur an administration charge of £50.

Please see the download section for a more detailed breakdown of costs, examples and the principles and formula for sharing IFFO RS Fishery assessment costs.

Note: The V2.0 fishery assessment charges will be effective upon the next full Whole Fish assessment that is due in order to complete the approval cycle. The V2.0 by-product assessments are effective immediately. 

Item Pound Sterling (£) Assessment Activity



Annual charge/company



Annual charge/factory



Whole fish Fisheries Assessment/Species (if prior to next full Whole Fish Assessment due: V1.6)


Full assessment every 3rd year



Minor assessment after years 1 & 2



Whole fish Fisheries Assessment (Initial and next due full Whole Fish Assessment due: 2.0) 

Baseline 7,470 M1, M2, F1, F2, F3 Species characterisation
Category A Species 1,290 A1, A2, A3, A4
Category B Species 1,550 Disqualification from CAT A the Risk Assessment 
Category C Species 260 C1
Category D Species 515 Disqualified from CAT C the Risk Assessment 

Whole Fish Fisheries Assessment - Surveillance Assessments  V2.0 (after years 1 & 2) 

Baseline 1,545 M1, M2, F1, F2, F3 update on management system, any changes in regulations
Category A Species 515 Refresh key areas - current stock status, B/Bmsy;F/Fmsy
Category B Species 260 Short review to confirm B category accuracy
Category C Species 210 Short review to confirm - current stock status & that species is not overfished. Where overfishing occurs; risk that approved fishery is impacting
Category D Species 105 Short review to confirm D category accuracy & productivity & that attributes remains same for susceptibility 

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





Category C Species 


Category D Species  310  

Fisheries By-product from Aquaculture

Full assessment and Surveillance set price 130  

Shared Whole fish Fisheries Assessment between countries* (V1.6)

Full assessment every 3rd year 6,695  
Minor assessment after years 1 & 2** 2,370  

Shared Full Whole Fisheries Assessment between Countries * (V2.0)

Baseline 6,180  
Category A Species  515  
Category B Species  515  
Category C Species 105  
Category D Species  155  

Shared Surveillance Whole Fisheries Assessment / between Countries**

Baseline 1,340  
Category A Species  210  
Category B Species  210  
Category C Species  85  
Category D Species  50  

On Site Audit


Paid to local auditor every year


*One fishery with shared management between other countries. For example, Blue whiting fishery shared by UK, Norway, Denmark and Iceland, Cost shown is per country    
**Only shared fishery surveillance assessment costs can be shared between interested countries.