Loans for Fishermen
Micro Loan Program
We make loans of up to $50,000 to qualified small businesses—money used for working capital, real estate, machinery and equipment.Learn more
Loans for Shellfishermen
The Shellfish Loan Program
The CDP manages the Shellfish Loan Fund which was created to specifically meet the needs of shellfishermen and aquaculturists in Wellfleet and on the Lower Cape.Learn more
We support local fishing and shellfishing businesses by developing their business expertise and offering financing to support their growth. The business assistance we provide focuses on how to increase efficiency and profitability. Guidance ranges from managing cash flow to working with lenders, and from marketing to managing employees—all to help build more successful businesses. As a complement, we have three loan programs. Funds are targeted to the unique needs of fishing and shellfishing businesses, helping them start-up, stabilize and grow.