Fishing Partnership is a non-profit support services organization 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 support services in the communities where fishing families live.
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Based in Burlington MA with port offices in the coastal towns of Gloucester, Plymouth, New Bedford and Chatham, Fishing Partnership delivers support services 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
2 Blackburn Center
Gloucester, MA 01930
30 Chestnut Avenue, Suite #2
Burlington MA 01803
398 County Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
880 Main Street, Unit 2
at Munson Meeting Place
Chatham, MA 02633
Did you know that turning 26 is a qualifying event for accessing affordable health insurance outside of an open enrollment period? Children can remain on a parent’s health insurance plan until they turn 26. Upon turning 26, individuals need to secure health insurance independent of their parent’s health plans.
Watch retired commercial lobsterman Phil Mason talk about his hypothermia survival story and get tips from Fishing Partnership Project Safety Officer Russell Kingman on Preventing Hypothermia in Commercial Fishermen.
Taken Out to Sea is an exhibit of Fishermen Photography that premiered in 2017 at the New Bedford Heritage Fishing Center. Some of the photo art is currently on display at Fishing Partnership’s New Bedford office. Call 508.991.3043 to make an appointment to stop by and view the work.