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Fisheries Finance Program

The Fisheries Finance Program (FFP) provides long-term fixed rate loans for the fishing and aquaculture industries.

Our staff is working in a hybrid environment. For prompt service, please call or email your loan officer prior to mailing or sending faxes to our offices.

The FFP provides long-term fixed rate financing for the cost of:

  • Refurbishing, modernization or purchasing of existing fishing vessels, fisheries facilities, or aquaculture facilities;
  • Harvesting privileges in federally managed limited access systems (Catch Shares); and
  • Individual fishing quota in the Northwest Halibut/Sablefish and Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands Crab Fisheries.

The FFP will also refinance existing debt incurred for these purposes. The FFP will not finance a vessel refurbishing project that materially increases a vessel’s harvesting capacity.

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) 281-9202

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 percent of your proposed loan amount.


Earl Bennett, Program Leader
Financial Services Division (F/MB5)
NOAA Fisheries
1315 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 427-8765

Moni Banerjee, Division Chief
Financial Services Division (F/MB5)
Office of Management and Budget
NOAA Fisheries

1315 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 427-8716

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 11.415, Fisheries Finance Program