Free Services:

Safety and Survival Training

Free Services:

Navigating Health Insurance

Free Services:

Legal & Financial Services

Free Services:

Harborside Health Screenings

Free services for fishing families.

Fishing Partnership has been supporting the health, safety, and economic security of commercial fishermen and their families since 1997. Our services include:

  • Help with health insurance
  • Safety and Survival Training
  • Harborside health screenings and special Programs & Services
  • Advice from legal and financial professionals
  • Professional counseling on family issues, depression, grief, substance abuse

Save the Date – February 8th, 2020 — New Bedford Fishing Community Celebration & Health Fair!  More information here!

Lifejackets for Lobstermen Program Concludes     It has been our pleasure to partner with the Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety (NEC) on this important program that ran from April 1st until November 18th and sold over 1,000 PFDs to Lobstermen in Maine and Massachusetts.

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Our Fishing Partnership Navigators can help you understand your insurance options and find a health plan that works for your family.

  • Health insurance is more affordable—it could even be free
  • You can’t be turned down for pre-existing conditions
  • All plans cover doctor visits, hospitalization, maternity care, emergency room care, and prescription drugs

If you get married, have a child, or your income goes down, these changes could affect your health plan. Got questions? Need help?

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Upcoming Programs and Services

Fishing Partnership offers safety and survival trainings, family health events at local harbors, and special programs for the wives of commercial fishermen. Please check back often for upcoming events near you.

[In association with Massachusetts Fishermen’s Partnership]