Fishing Licence Loan Program
To enter or re-enter the commercial fishery or diversify to a new species, you can apply for a loan to buy a licence and associated gear, or to use as a deposit on a licence package.
To apply you must:
- Be a Canadian citizen or a registered Nova Scotia business in good standing
- Have a Fishing Masters Class certificate or five years' captain experience
- Meet Department of Fisheries and Oceans eligibility requirements as a new entrant
A five-year business plan and a deposit are required when you apply.