Vessel Loan Program

Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Government of Nova Scotia • Applies only to: Nova Scotia

If you are a Canadian citizen over 19 years old, or operate a registered Nova Scotia business in good standing, you can apply for a secured loan to:

  • Buy or build a fishing vessel
  • Buy and install engines, equipment and/or electronics for your vessel
  • Make technical modifications to your vessel

To apply you must have:

  • All necessary Department of Fisheries and Oceans licences
  • A Fishing Master Class IV certificate, or
  • Five years' experience as captain

Only vessels 22' in length and over will be considered. Other conditions apply.

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