Our Mission

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. 

Fishermen Need Help

Commercial fishermen are essential workers and heroes who 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 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
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

New Location Coming Soon!
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

Navigator Offices

What Fishermen Are Saying

  • My crew and I go to Fishing Partnership’s safety at sea training drill program each year so it is always fresh in our minds.

    Boat Captain, New Bedford

  • Fishing Partnership has had a major impact on my life. In these uncertain times in the fishing industry, having access to affordable health insurance is a great relief. Thank you, your efforts are much appreciated.

    Edward D., Marblehead

  • A lot of fisherman and their families would be without health care if it were not for you guys. Keep up the good work.

    Tom M., Hingham

  • I tell other fishermen that Fishing Partnership’s safety training is the best thing you can do.

    Lobster Boat Captain, Scituate

  • We can’t thank Fishing Partnership enough for being there when we needed affordable quality health coverage.

    Peter P., Gloucester

  • In all respects, the Fishing Partnership has been there when I needed it. I hope it continues to assist fishing families for many years to come.

    Mary M., South Wellfleet

  • Fishing Partnership provides great safety training for serious fishermen.

    B. Durkin, Fisherman

  • Fishing Partnership is the best thing that ever happened to fishermen. Without it, I wouldn’t know what to do about my doctor bills.

    Antone S., New Bedford

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Cape Cod Foundation

Cape Cod Foundation

In partnership with the MA COVID-19 Relief Fund, The Cape Cod Foundation selected Fishing Partnership as the non-profit leader in commercial fishing industry to distribute a $25,000 grant to Barnstable County fishing families.

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