MarinTrust Costs

The charges for applying to join the scheme are shown in the table below. All costs are in Pounds Sterling (£). These prices are effective from 1st January 2020. Any alterations required after invoices have been submitted will incur a £50 administration fee.

Note: all costs are subject to an annual increase of 3% due to inflation 


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 1,500 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 (per company)


Category C Species 


Category D Species  500  

Fisheries By-product from Aquaculture (per company)

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 (TBC)
MSC Verification fee per plant 250 (TBC)

Logo Licensing 

Item Pound Sterling (£)
Fee per plant  250