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​ “There is no human resource office at sea. We strengthen our communities by providing support services that otherwise do not exist or are impossible to reach.”– Shannon Eldredge

Open Enrollment 2024

Open Enrollment 2024

Open Enrollment 2023 starts November 1, 2022 and ends January 23, 2023. Fishing Partnership Navigators can help anyone in MA access health insurance. Contact a Navigator today! #getcovered, #staycovered.

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Open Enrollment 2023

Open Enrollment 2023

Open Enrollment 2023 starts November 1, 2022 and ends January 23, 2023. Fishing Partnership Navigators can help anyone in MA access health insurance. Contact a Navigator today! #getcovered, #staycovered.

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Turning 26 and Health Insurance

Turning 26 and Health Insurance

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.

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Request Services

Are you or your spouse a fisherman? Do you come from a fishing family? Or, are you a shoreline worker that lives in a coastal community [that's anyone that has a job that supports fishermen getting their product to market and includes boat mechanics, fish cutters and lumpers to name a few]? We're here to help. Complete the Request for Services form and we'll answer your call.

Become a Friend

Show your support for fishermen, their families and coastal shoreline workers. Sign up as a Friend of Fishing Partnership and you'll receive news on local fisheries and learn what it takes to bring fresh seafood, sustainably caught, from the most highly regulated wild fisheries in the world to your dinner table. Learn what you can do to support fishing communities near you.

What Fishermen Are Saying

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

    Tom M., Hingham

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

    Peter P., Gloucester

  • 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