NOAA’s Fisheries Finance Program offers financing to U.S. companies seeking to improve their commercial fisheries and vessels.
The agency is proposing a change to its Fisheries Finance Program in order to provide the opportunity for a small number of fishers in limited access fisheries to modernize their operations by building new replacement vessels or by rebuilding their current vessels.
See the proposed rule here.
How Do I Get More Information?
Contact your regional Financial Services Branch and discuss your project:
Southeast Financial Services Branch
St. Petersburg, FL (727) 824-5377
Northeast Financial Services Branch
Gloucester, MA (978) 281-9154
Northwest Financial Services Branch
Seattle, WA (206) 526-6122
If your proposal appears to meet the program's requirements, you will receive an application form to complete and submit along with a one-time filing/commitment fee equal to 1/2 of 1% of your proposed loan amount.
Earl Bennett, Program Leader
Financial Services Division (F/MB5)
National Marine Fisheries Service
1315 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 11.415, Fisheries Finance Program.