New Bedford, MA

Serving the South Coast

New Bedford is a coastal town known for its fishing fleet and accompanying seafood industry, as well as for its population of Portuguese Americans. Nicknamed “The Whaling City”, it was one of the world’s most important whaling ports in the nineteenth century. The Fishing Partnership office is located in the same building as the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and prides itself on supporting fishing families along the South Coast of Massachusetts.

Meet the New Bedford Navigators

New Bedford, MA Office

Street & Mailing Address

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Directions & Area Notes


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.

Become a Member

Show your support for commercial fishermen and become a supporting member of Fishing Partnership today. It costs nothing to join!  You will receive news and updates on the local fishermen who bring you the freshest seafood, sustainably caught, from the most highly regulated wild fisheries in the world.

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 fisherman 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