Our Mission

Fishing Partnership is a non-profit dedicated to improving the health, safety and economic security of commercial fishermen and their families. Founded in 1997, we bring critical support services and programs to more than 20,000 New England fishing families. With 4 offices in Gloucester, New Bedford, Plymouth and Chatham, we deliver Health and Wellness, Safety at Sea and Economic Security services in the communities where fishing families live. 

Fishermen Need Help

Commercial fishermen are essential workers and heroes that risk their lives to feed us. The pandemic has threatened the collective livelihood of the 20,000 fishermen we serve. You can help local fishing families by answering the call. Make a donation to support Fishing Partnership programs and thank you.

Become a Member

Show your support for commercial fishermen and become a supporting member of Fishing Partnership today. It costs nothing to join!  You will receive news and updates on the local fishermen who bring you the freshest seafood, sustainably caught, from the most highly regulated wild fisheries in the world.

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Select an FP Location to Learn more

Based in Burlington MA with port offices in the coastal towns of Gloucester, Plymouth, New Bedford and Chatham, Fishing Partnership delivers programs along the eastern seaboard from Maine to the Carolinas. If you are a member of a fishing community seeking services, please contact one of our offices.



139 Court Street, Unit 101A
Plymouth, MA 02360
tel: 781.635.0011
fax: 508.746.5401



2 Blackburn Center
Gloucester, MA 01930
tel: 978.282.4847 or 1.888.282.8816 (toll-free)
fax: 978.282.4798


Main Office

30 Chestnut Avenue, Suite #2
Burlington MA 01803
tel: 617.928.3443
fax: 617.928.3445


New Bedford

38 Bethel Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
tel: 508.991.3043
fax: 508.991.8158



880 Main Street, Unit 2
at Munson Meeting Place
Chatham, MA 02633
tel: 508.237.9402
fax: 508.945.3300

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