Fishermen, aquaculture, and seafood businesses can benefit from the Massachusetts Infrastructure Grant Opportunity when they apply to the Massachusetts Food Security Infrastructure Grant Program. Funds can be used to purchase equipment that makes their business and the local food system more resilient. This is a state-run, reimbursable grant program. The application deadline is October 31, 2021 and Fishing Partnership will send $150 to any fisherman who applies for the grant to offset the costs associated with applying.
Category: Economic Security
View gallery of images from the 20th anniversary celebration of the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Memorial on August 5, 2021 where Attorney General Maura Healey was honored for her support of commercial fishing families.
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.
The documentary Fish and Men exposes the high cost of cheap fish in the modern seafood economy and features Angela Sanfilippo’s family recipe for Red Fish Soup. Get the recipe here and learn more where to watch the 84 minute film.
VP of Health Policy Heidi Sulman is interviewed on the impact of COVID-19 on Commercial Fishermen.
On October 10, 2019 Fishing Partnership hosted Massachusetts Seafood Day in the Great Hall of the Massachusetts State House. Guests included legislators and government officials, industry leaders, fishermen and the public.
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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