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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
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New Bedford, MA 02740
880 Main Street, Unit 2
at Munson Meeting Place
Chatham, MA 02633
The Commercial Fishing Library donated by Provincetown fisherman Alex Brown is a special library collection located in Fishing Partnership’s Chatham office. This is the start of the development of a special collection of commercial fishing books, some of which date back to 1880.
If you’re interested in the Captain’s License Program or earning another Merchant Mariner Credential, Fishing Partnership wants to connect you to our friends at the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Development Program (GFWDP) who has scholarships available for Massachusetts-based Commercial Fishermen to obtain their Able Seaman certificate and Captain’s License.
Fishing Partnership hosts the Coffee mate program, an opportunity to connect with local and traveling fishermen in New Bedford, MA. It’s a great opportunity to connect with other fishermen for conversation in America’s #1 fishing port.