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New Loan Program Supports Fishermen, Marine Business Down East 

Catherine Pegram

An economic development council down east is offering a new loan program to help boost the local fishing industry. The Sunrise County Economic Council has created a revolving loan program called the Down East Commercial Fisheries Fund. Fishermen and marine business owners who meet qualifications can borrow 1-thousand to 10-thousand dollars through the program. The money can be used to buy equipment, pay for training or even start a new business.For more information and loan application, log on to www.sunrisecounty.org/decff or call Harold Clossey at 255-0983.