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 and chandlery are also available at Portsmouth.

Accessibility Toolbar