Small Harbor Improvement Program

Small Harbor Improvement Program

Program Name: Small Harbor Improvement Program

Resource Type: State

State: Maine, Northeast

Agency: Program Source: Grant

Description: SHIP supports the approximately 18,000 licensed commercial fishermen and related industries along the Maine coast who increasingly rely on these public facilities for access to resources. Without this program, municipalities would likely forsake such important projects or be forced to carry out the project with only local resources. Subsequently, the program enjoys widespread support from coastal municipalities and statewide commercial fishing and marine interests.