No Fixed Amount
Type of Program:
The Future Fisher Program provides training and financial assistance to aid new entrant lobster fishers and lobster fishers working towards ownership of a lobster fleet to become better positioned for success in the PEI lobster fishery.
Comments on Funding:
Applicants who have borrowed money from a recognized financial institution to purchase fishing related assets, i.e. chartered bank, Credit Union, or PEI Lending Agency, might be eligible to receive interest relief - up to $3,000 per year for three years for a maximum contribution of $9,000.
Interest relief on loans related to acquiring a lobster license is calculated as follows:
- Grade 12 or equivalent completed – receive 2% contribution per year on loans up to $150,000, or
- Grade 12 or equivalent yet to be completed – receive 1% contribution per year on loans up to $150,000.
In addition, each applicant is eligible to receive up to $1,000 toward the costs of training initiatives. Assistance for training initiatives will be normally cost-shared between the department and the applicant on a 50- 50 basis.
When It Ends:
The applicant must:
The applicant must submit his completed application with all relevant documentation.
Following submission, the program officer will contact the applicant to discuss his application and related documents.
The applicant must submit: