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.
In February 2021 less than 4 months after Fishing Partnership Support Services [FPSS] successfully distributed $25,000 in financial assistance to Barnstable County fishermen, a second grant application was approved by the Cape Cod Foundation in the amount of $45,000 to provide additional help to those adversely impacted by COVID-19.
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.
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.
Barnstable County Commercial Fishing Families are eligible to book a free financial planning workshop with Stephen Barkuff, founder of Brewster-based Financial Fundamentals LLC. Learn more by contacting Julia Messersmith in our Chatham office.
Fishermen Need Help
Commercial fishermen are essential workers and heroes that 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.
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