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Organizing local Programs & Services that improve the health, safety, and economic security of fishermen and their families is something we work on all year long. These Programs & Services can sometimes come together quickly, so please check back often to see what’s happening near you.

New Bedford First Aid / CPR / Ergonomics

  • Location: 38 Bethel Street, New Bedford, MA, 02740
  • Date: November 19, 2018



Fishing Partnership is pleased to offer CPR/1st Aid & Ergonomics training and, to support our communities, we are presenting Opioid Awareness training.

There is a materials fee of $25.00 for the CPR/1st Aid course, payable via exact cash or check on the day of the seminar. Ergonomics and Opioid Awareness/Narcan® trainings are FREE.

Ergonomics is the science of adapting workstations, tools, equipment, and work methods for more efficient, comfortable and error-free use by humans. This special course was designed especially for commercial fishermen. Learn how to improve your ergonomics on your fishing vessel! You will learn ways to reduce pain and injury to your body through more efficient work practices (efficiency = more fish!).

We hope you can join us for this comprehensive program!

For more information or to register for the course, please contact Deb Kelsey or Monica DeSousa, call 508.991.3043 or register below.

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Dental Clinic - Chatham

  • Location: 702 Main Street, Chatham, MA, 02633
  • Date: December 01, 2018

Fishing Partnership Support Services is partnering with Visiting Dental Associates to provide low-cost dental cleanings to commercial fishermen and their families.

Cleanings are $30.00 (FREE if you are a member of MassHealth). XRays will also be available for an additional $50.00. Appointments last about 45 minutes; please plan to arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment to review medical history. Adults and children are welcome!

For more information or to schedule an appointment,
contact  Morgan Eldredge at (508) 237-9402 or Shannon Eldredge at (508) 958-6580.


Open Enrollment is November 1, 2018 to January 23, 2019

Do you need help with health insurance?

Fishing Partnership Navigators are available to help you renew, enroll, or answer health insurance questions.

Click here to contact your Navigator for assistance!


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If you’re one of the 11,000 people who work in our local commercial fishing industry, at sea or on shore, you and your family are entitled to all the benefits and free services we offer.

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