Agriculture Fisheries Loan





An increased demand for fisheries development in the country attracts people from all sectors rather traditional fisherman and people from coastal belt. Adopting new technologies, like aquaponics, backyard fish ponds / tanks are allowed us setting up fisheries activities even in a restricted little spaces. Some of the banks are providing fisheries finance in which activities included inland fisheries, marine fisheries and brackish water scheme. We will look into some of the bank loan schemes available for supporting various activities of fisheries.

Agriculture Fisheries Loan

SBI Fisheries Loan

SBI Fisheries loan featuring farmers to generate additional income by providing loan for buying Integrated Fish Farming, Fish Seeds, Fish Net, Construction of New Ponds, Renovation / Reclamation of Ponds and Tanks, Construction of Fresh Water Prawn, Fish Hatchery, and other equipments.

Eligibility for SBI Fisheries Loan

  1. Professional fisherman
  2. Farmers with working knowledge of fish farming

Collateral Security for SBI Fisheries Loan

  1. Loan upto Rs.1,00,000/-: NIL
  2. Loan above Rs.1,00,000/-: Mortgage of land.

Margin for SBI Fisheries Loan

15-25% of the project cost

Rate of Interest for SBI Fisheries Loan

See SBI Agricultural Segment - Interest Rate Structure

Repayment Period of SBI Fisheries Loan

Repayable in maximum 48 months

Documents Required for SBI Fisheries Bank Loan

  1. Duly filled in application form
  2. Identity proof- Voter ID card / PAN card / Passport / Aadhaar card / Driving License etc.
  3. Address proof: Voter ID card / Passport / Aadhaar card / Driving license etc.

How to apply SBI Fisheries Loan

Contact your nearest SBI branch engaged in Agricultural advance for application and further details.


Canara Bank Fisheries Loan

Canara Bank categorizes fisheries loan customers mainly 3 types under Marine Fisheries segment: Finance for Fishing Boats, Finance for Deep Sea fishing vessel, and Finance for Inland Fisheries.

1. Canara Bank Fisheries Loan for Fishing Boats

It can be used for boats, nets and other fishing tools and equipments:

  1. Purchase / construction of mechanized boats
  2. Mechanization of country boats with inboard / outboard engine.
  3. Non-mechanized boats.
  4. Catamarans.
  5. Nets and fishing equipments.

Eligibility

  1. The applicant should be well experienced / professional fishermen.
  2. Applicant should be able to manage the craft and have trained crew to operate the craft / vessel. Skilled crew members should be available in the area.
  3. The applicant should be local resident and the place of residence of applicant should be within 16 KMs from the branch.
  4. There should be good potential fishing grounds in the command area of coastal tracts and fish varieties which have good demand (inland / export) should be available in large quantities.
  5. There should be adequate harbour facilities for landing, berthing and sheltering of boats.
  6. The area should be well served by rail and road network to facilitate quick transport of fish catch to the processing/marketing centres.
  7. Adequate servicing and repairing facilities for the craft should be available.
  8. There should be adequate cold storage / processing / freezing / canning facilities.
  9. For marketing, refrigerated and insulated transport vehicles must be available.
  10. The party should be preferably a member of Fish Marketing Federation, which assists the fishermen for marketing the catch and also undertakes to remit the sale proceeds to the bank.

Margin Money

  • For loans upto Rs. 1,00,000/-: No margin
  • For loans above Rs. 1,00,000/-: 15% to 25% of the project cost depending upon purpose and quantum of loan

Security

For loan upto Rs. 1,00,000/-: Hypothecation of crops / assets created out of finance.
For loans above Rs. 1,00,000/-: Hypothecation of crops / assets created out of finance; Mortgage of landed properties.

Security Exception: Either mortgage of landed property or co-obligation of 3rd party acceptable to bank to be obtained in addition to hypothecation of assets created in following case:

Fishing boats (excluding deep sea fishing vessels). However, discretion is given to SA to stipulate additional Collateral securities.

Repayment Period

The loan is repayable in 4-7 years for non-mechanized boat and 8-12 years for mechanized boats in monthly instalments spread over the fishing season. Repayment holiday upto 4 months in a year during off-season (monsoon season) may be permitted.

Documents Required Fishing Boat Loan

  1. Copy of license / inspection certificate issued by port authority ofthe area.
  2. Copy of Registration certificate issued by Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) and from Fisheries Department wherever necessary.
  3. Proforma invoice / Estimate of the Boat purchased / constructed

2. Canara Bank Fisheries Loan for Deep Sea Fishing Vessel

Deep Sea Fishing Vessel loans are sanctioned for:

Ppurchase / construction of vessels / trawlers, fishing equipments. Need based working capital requirement of two voyages comprising of fuel and oil costs, consumables and stocks, processing and storage costs are considered as separate short term loan or as composite loan along with term loan.

As per the definition given by NABARD, fishing vessel having a OAL (overall length) of 15 meters to 25 meters are termed as medium vessel and those above 25 meters are termed as Deep Sea Fishing Vessel.

Eligibility

  1. Promoters should be having long standing experience in the line of fishing activity and / or one of the promoters must be a qualified skipper.
  2. The vessel proposed to be built / acquired should be designed to catch fishes like tuna, squids, lobster etc.
  3. Adequate potential for catches should be available in the area.
  4. There should be adequate harbour facility for landing, berthing and sheltering of the vessel.
  5. The area should be well served by rail and road network to facilitate quick transport of fish catch to the processing / marketing centre.
  6. Adequate facility for servicing any repairs for the vessel should be available in the area.

Margin Money

25% to 33%

Security

Loan for Deep sea fishing vessels, the value of collateral security of immoveable properties should be atleast 200% of the loan amount.

Repayment

Period Entire loan is to be repaid within a maximum period of 8 years in monthly/quarterly instalments, with one year repayment holiday.

Documents Required for Deep Sea Fishing Vessel Loan

  1. Copy of license / inspection certificate issued by port authority of the area.
  2. Copy of Registration certificate issued by Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) and from Fisheries Department wherever necessary.
  3. Proforma invoice / Estimate of the Boat purchased / constructed.

3. Canara Bank Fisheries Loan for Inland Fisheries

Canara Bank Fisheries Loans are sanctioned for rearing of fishes in all its aspects i.e. such as construction / deepening / widening desalting of ponds, purchase of fingerlings, equipments, manures, feeds and labour inputs.

Eligibility

  1. The applicant should be experienced / professional fisherman / trained entrepreneur.
  2. The applicant should own/take on lease land/water tanks / swamps brackish water areas.
  3. Technical guidance from Fisheries Dept. should be available.
  4. Fingerlings should be easily available.
  5. The area should be well served by rail / road to facilitate quick transport of fish catches to processing / marketing centres.
  6. There should be adequate cold storage / processing / freezing / canning facilities.
  7. Refrigerated and insulated transport vehicles must be available for marketing the products.

Security

  1. For loan upto Rs. 1,00,000/-: Hypothecation of crops / assets created out of finance.
  2. For loans above Rs.1,00,000/-: Hypothecation of crops / assets created out of finance; Mortgage of landed properties.

Note on security:

  • For loans granted for construction / deepening of tank, the security norms will be as advised in the farm development loan of this manual.
  • In case of composite loans, Eg. Construction of pond+ rearing of fish, if the development loan component exceeds Rs. 100,000/-, mortgage of landed property is required.

Repayment Period

  1. Loan for purchase of fingerlings, manuring of ponds etc. shall be repaid as follows:
    1. Culturing of shrimps: Loan is to be repaid in one year with 2 or 3 equal instalments and first of such instalments shall fall due after 4 months from the date of stocking.
    2. Culturing of fishes: Loan is to be repaid within one year in one lumpsum or after harvest of fishes whichever is earlier.
  2. Loans granted for repairing / desilting of tanks are to be repaid in 5-8 years in case of pond fish culture and 5-10 years for brackish water fish / prawn culture in half yearly instalments with an initial repayment holiday of 11 months. The due dates of instalment should always coincide with the period of harvest of shrimps / fishes.

Documents Required for Inland Fisheries Loan

Estimate / invoice of the work to be done

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