Success stories to inspire your own aspirations.
If you can imagine a higher level of success for your own operation, one of our loan products can help you get there. How do we know? Because with our help, current and past clients have turned their ambitions and aspirations into concrete growth and improvement. There’s no end to the different ways our clients have put Fisheries and Aquaculture Loan Board products to work. Explore the stories below to learn more about their projects.
Clients & News
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 […]
Full Story: We Stand with Nova Scotians Impacted by Wildfires.
The Nova Scotia Fisheries & Aquaculture Loan Board is available to work with clients affected by recent wildfires in the province. Our staff is supporting impacted clients by working with them on an individual basis to discuss their […]
Full Story: Looking for an Opportunity to Serve Your Community?
Join us Serving on our Board of Directors is a great way to represent your community and share your knowledge and expertise of local agriculture or the agri-food business while supporting Agriculture in Nova Scotia. Our Board is […]
Full Story: Important Notice – Changes to FALB’s Creditor Life Insurance Program
We want to let you know about an important change to Nova Scotia Fisheries & Aquaculture Loan Board Creditor Life Insurance, insured under Group Policy 000575. Effective February 1, 2023, Canadian Premier Life Insurance Company (“Canadian Premier”) acquired […]
Full Story: Launching a hybrid/electric fishing vessel
Jason Rankin, President of Asadalia Fisheries Ltd., likes to improve things. After earning a degree in environmental engineering at Dalhousie, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy, where his specialty was navigation. Now retired from the navy, he has […]
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.”