New Hampshire Port Authority

Commercial Fishing

Commercial Piers, Facilities, Berths, Fuel and Loans.

The Commercial Fisherman’s Revolving Loan Fund has funds available for loans to qualified commercial fishermen.

Commercial fishing from state-owned piers and facilities falls under the jurisdiction of the Division of Ports and Harbors. We maintain jurisdiction over the state-owned commercial fishing piers and facilities at Portsmouth, Rye Harbor and Hampton Harbor.

Berths and slips are only available at Portsmouth; no long-term or overnight berthing is available at Rye or Hampton harbors due to physical limitations.

Commercial fishermen wishing to use the facilities must obtain a “Pier Use” permit. Bulk fuel is available through permitted vendors; contact us for a list of these vendors.

Ice is also available at Portsmouth.

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