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.

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New Bedford Office

38 Bethel Street New Bedford, MA 02740

New Bedford, MA Office

Street & Mailing Address

38 Bethel Street
New Bedford, MA 02740






Directions & Area Notes

We are located in the same building as the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center. As you enter the building, our doors are to the right. Our main office space is on the second floor, on the left when you reach the top of the stairs. Our office is also located on the same road as the Whaling Museum, closer to Elm Street.


There is a parking lot on the side of the building that is marked for Fishing Partnership parking spots. There is also parking available for a fee at the Elm Street Garage located two blocks away. There is also 1-hour parking in front of the building and metered parking on the rest of Bethel Street and the surrounding streets.

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.

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