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 2020. Any changes made to the invoice after being submitted to the applicant, due to wrong details or currency for example, will also incur an administration charge of £50.

Please see the download section for a more detailed breakdown of costs, examples and the principles.

NOTE: All new applicants to the IFFO RS programme wishing to apply must have submitted and have their application approved by 20th December 2019 in order to be invoiced under the 2019 prices. Applicants must note that the approval process takes times and therefore should endeavour to submit the application form in good time in order to be eligible for the current prices. Any new applicants submitting application forms on or after 20th December 2019 will be invoiced towards the new 2020 prices. 

Item Pound Sterling (£) Assessment Activity



Annual charge/company



Annual charge/factory


Annual Subcontractor charge - per unit (if applicable 100  
Scope extension or update fee 50  

Whole Fish Fisheries Assessment (Initial V2.0) 

Baseline 8,200 M1, M2, F1, F2, F3 Species characterisation
Category A Species 1,500 A1, A2, A3, A4
Category B Species 1,550 Disqualification from CAT A the Risk Assessment 
Category C Species 500 C1
Category D Species 500 Disqualified from CAT C the Risk Assessment 

Whole Fish Fisheries Assessment - (Surveillance) 

Baseline 2,000 M1, M2, F1, F2, F3 update on management system, any changes in regulations
Category A Species 600 Refresh key areas - current stock status, B/Bmsy;F/Fmsy
Category B Species 600 Short review to confirm B category accuracy
Category C Species 300 Short review to confirm - current stock status & that species is not overfished. Where overfishing occurs; risk that approved fishery is impacting
Category D Species 300 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  500  

Fisheries By-product from Aquaculture

Full assessment and Surveillance set price 250  

On Site Audit


Paid to local auditor every year



MSC Verification 

Item  Pound Sterling (£)
MSC Verification Fishery / Unit of Certification 2,000
MSC Verification fee per plant 250

Logo Licensing Use/Claim

Item Pound Sterling (£)
Fee per plant  250