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

398 County Street
New Bedford, MA 02740


Directions & Area Notes

Our office is located at the corner of County and Madison Streets within a nineteenth-century residential area located 7 blocks from the wharves and commercial waterfront district.


Visitors are invited to park in the parking lot behind our building, which accommodates 7 vehicles. Free parking is also available on Madison Street.

Request Services

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.

Become a Friend

Show your support for fishermen, their families and coastal shoreline workers. Sign up as a Friend of Fishing Partnership and you'll receive news on local fisheries and learn what it takes to bring fresh seafood, sustainably caught, from the most highly regulated wild fisheries in the world to your dinner table. Learn what you can do to support fishing communities near you.

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