Getting a loan

Resources to help you evaluate loan options.

Videos and slideshows

The Business of Fish course (2008)

Individual class sessions are archived for viewing on-demand on the University of Alaska Southeast website. Just scroll down to the "Resources" section. Class 8 is Financing a Fishing Operation.

Outside resources

Alaska Commercial Fishing and Agriculture Bank (CFAB)

Commercial loans exclusively for Alaskans.

State of Alaska Division of Investments

The Alaska Division of Investments' primary responsibility is to administer and service twelve state loan programs under the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development. These programs were primarily designed to promote economic development through direct state lending in industries that are not adequately serviced by the private sector.

NOAA Fisheries Financial Services

The Office of Management & Budget Financial Services Division administers several financial assistance programs for United States commercial fishermen and other eligible citizens and entities. Specifically, the Financial Services Division manages a national financial assistance program in the form of direct loans, a tax deferred capital construction fund, and vessel and gear loss and damage compensation programs.

U.S. Small Business Administration

How to get a small business loan.