Thank you for your interest in our Fisheries Loan Program. These loans are made possible by the California Fisheries Fund, which was transferred from Community Vision to California FarmLink in September 2021. Before filling out the inquiry and starting the application process, please review our eligibility requirements.
Borrowers must have:
- Current management/decision-making role in a fisheries business in California
- Two or more years of fishing/harvesting experience (earning income as an owner or employee) and significant field experience or training
- Marketing/sales channels in place
- Clear idea of how much money you want to borrow and how you want to use it
- Clear idea of how you would be able to afford to repay the loan
- Appropriate registrations, licenses, and permits for your fishery operation (if currently operational)
- Verification of information, or be willing to develop verification materials
California FarmLink’s fisheries loan funds must be used for fisheries business expenses. In some cases, we may make an exception to these policies. If you are not sure if you are eligible, please fill out the inquiry form with as much information as you can provide, and we will work with you to determine the best financing for your situation. If you have questions, please contact Noah Strouse by email or call him at (669) 295-2185.