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.
Preventing Hypothermia in Commercial Fishermen
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.
Holiday Oyster Melts
Gather in the kitchen this holiday season and make Heather Atwood’s recipe for Oyster Melts. It’s where melty cheese meets briny bivalves in a rich, silky seafood starter.
Consider the Oyster
This holiday season, Consider the Oyster when planning your end of year celebrations. The Commercial Fishing Library in Chatham features M.F.K. Fisher’s famous book, Consider the Oyster as well as other notable publications, some of which date back to 1880.
Women’s Work Exhibit
Featuring more than sixty women from fishing communities in Massachusetts, Maine, and Rhode Island, the Women’s Work Exhibit amplifies the voices and experiences of women working in the commercial fishing industry.
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.
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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