Consultancy fees and work examples
In this section, you will find information about our consultancy fees and rates and some examples of our work. So, if you or your fishery is thinking about developing a project, you may have an general idea about how much it will cost and the quality that we offer, with no hidden costs
MSC assessments and related projects
MSC pre-assessment - from $8,000 to $15,000 (+ expenses). Price depends on the complexity of the assessment (number of Units of Assessment, impacts of the gear on the habitat, etc). A site visit, although recommendable, is not compulsory at this stage.
MSC pre-assessment + Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) - from $15,000 to $20,000 (+ expenses). In this case, a site visit is required in order to meet the fishey stakeholders and validate the findings of the pre-assessment in a workshop before launching the FIP (expenses should cover a flight in economy class for 1 consultant plus on-site expenses for a visit of 3/4 days).
Technical assistance for the implementation of FIPs - from $5,000 to $10,000. It includes attending meetings, preparing presentation documents, clarifications of technical issues, etc.
FIP audits (FisheryProgress) and FIP action plans - from $5,000 to $10,000. Price variable depending on the complexity of the FIP and the number of activities included in the action plan.
Short term projects (less than 3 months):
Consultant fees (office): $350 - $650 per day depending on the complexity of the project and the tasks to be undertaken.
Consultant fees (on-site): $450 - $750 per day (as previous).
Long-term projects (more than 3 months):
A flat rate of between $3,500 and $6,000 per month will be charged. It covers a consultant working full-time (up to 15 days per month) in the project.
In this section we have included the links to some of our most recent projects and reports.
Pombo Sonderblohm, C. & Peiro Crespo, J. (2023). Benefits of government transparency in marine fisheries according to the FiTI standard for eco-certification of fisheries. Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM). Funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). 77pp. Available at: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/naunet-fisheries-consultants_benefits-of-government-transparency-in-marine-activity-7106934720277442561-ndb6
Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) (2023). Validation of the Republic of Seychelles with the FiTI standard. Annex II: Validation Report of the Independent Validator (April 2022 – December 2022) Available at: https://www.fiti.global/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/FiTI_SEY_ValidationPackage_20230215.pdf
Global Tuna Alliance (2021). Sustainability of yellowfin tuna fisheries in the Indian Ocean, with a special focus on juvenile catches Analysis of catches of juveniles in Indian Ocean tuna fisheries. Report available at: https://www.globaltunaalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Naunet-Fisheries.2021.V2.pdf
Global Tuna Alliance (2020). Developing management advice to rebuild the Indian Ocean yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) stock in two generations. Report prepared for the Global Tuna Alliance. June 2020. Available at: https://www.globaltunaalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IOTC-YFN-Report-FINAL.pdf
Birdlife (2018). Bycatch and the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC): A review of the efficacy of the MSC certification scheme in tackling the bycatch of non-target species. 104 pp (report prepared by Jose Peiro Crespo working as marine project officer for Birdlife) Available: https://www.birdlife.org/sites/default/files/msc_bycatch_review_summary_report_final.pdf
Blue Ventures (2018). Quality losses in the supply chains of artisanal fisheries in Madagascar and Indonesia. 103 pp (report available on demand, language: English )
Seafood Watch reports (Monterey Bay Aquarium) (2015 – 2020):
-India, Thailand, Indonesia. Trawl, jig and cast nets. Indian, Mitre and Swordtip squid fisheries. Available at: https://www.seafoodwatch.org/-/m/sfw/pdf/reports/s/mba_seafoodwatch_squid_indiathailandindonesia.pdf
-Mauritania/Eastern Central Atlantic, Morocco/Eastern Central Atlantic, Portugal/Northeast Atlantic, Spain/Northeast Atlantic. Bottom trawls, Pots, Traps. Common octopus fisheries. Available at: https://www.seafoodwatch.org/-/m/sfw/pdf/reports/o/mba_seafoodwatch_octopus_spain_portugal_northafrica_report.pdf
-Indonesia. Handline, Trap, Spear. Day octopus fishery. Available at: http://seafood.ocean.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Octopus-Day-Indonisia.pdf
WWF Spain (2017). Successful cases of co-managed small-scale and coastal fisheries in Northwest Africa linked to the EU seafood market. Available at: https://www.fishforward.eu/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/WWF_Senegal_EN.pdf (languages: English, Spanish and French)
CIIMAR (2010). Coastal fishing activities in the North of Portugal. Polis Litoral Projec (report prepared by Jose peiro Crespo working as a fisheries scientist in the CIIMAR. Available on demand, language: Portuguese)
INFOPESCA (2010). Amazonian aquaculture: species and methods. Marketing opportunities for local communities in Peru. INFOPESCA International Review. Number 43. Available at:
http://www.invemar.org.co/redcostera1/invemar/docs/RinconLiterario/2010/octubre/InfopescaInternacional43.pdf (language: Spanish)