Through responsible lending, the Nova Scotia Fisheries and Aquaculture Loan Board supports the needs of new fishers, sea farmers, and boat builders in Nova Scotia, and those who wish to diversify and expand.
We offer multiple products to help you reach your goals and cultivate the success as you grow.
How to Apply
Applying for a loan with us is easy and we’re here to help you every step of the way.
Dig a little deeper into a few of the ways our clients have improved their operations, and how the Loan Board lended a hand.
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Our programs are designed to foster the development of sustainable fish harvesting and aquaculture sectors, and the success of each one of our valued clients. Take the first step and learn more.
News & Events
Full Story: Setting a pathway of growth for We’koqma’q First Nation
A world of possibilities opened for the We’koqma’q First Nation after working with the Nova Scotia Fisheries and Aquaculture Loan Board. The first nation, located in Cape Breton at the foothills of Skye Mountain and near the Bras […]
Full Story: Captain of her fate: lobster fishing with Sabrina Carpenter
When Frayed Knot brings lobster into port in Inverness, Cape Breton, people who don’t know the crew may approach one of the two men on board to ask if they can buy lobster. The crew member will point […]
Full Story: Nova Scotia Fisheries & Aquaculture Loan Board is helping to launch a multi-million-dollar trawler
Started by James and Lori Kennedy in 1984, Louisbourg Seafoods in Sydney, Nova Scotia, has grown into one of the largest seafood companies in Atlantic Canada. Home of the award-winning Mira Bay seafood products, the business employs more […]
What our customers say about us.
“We have developed a strong business relationship with their team of loans officers and inspectors. They are exceptionally reliable and files are managed in a timely and professional manner with a high degree of expertise.”
“The Loan Board was very encouraging,” he says. “Even when my questions were difficult, they were quick to answer. They’ve been great. I probably couldn’t have done this project without them.”
Jason Rankin, Pictou, NS
“The interest rates were phenomenal,”
Joseph DeCoste, East Tracadie, NS
“I didn’t want to go through a bank, I wanted to go somewhere they support fishermen.”
Chris Roma, East Petpeswick, NS
“If you’ve had a bad year, they don’t want to see you fail. It takes a bit of the pressure off.”
Curtis Halliday, Shag Harbour, NS
“I have to say, the Fisheries Loan Board officers I dealt with were extremely helpful,”
Kevin King, St. Peter’s, NS
“Fishing is their thing. At the bank, you’re just a number. If you’re not able to make a payment, I think your chances of making it through hard times are better with the loan board than with the bank. There’s no question.”