Oceans of Recovery Program

Rob Jardin leads Oceans of Discovery Peer to Peer weekly counseling sessions for Fishing Partnership.

Rob Jardin, Recovery Coach

New Bedford Navigator Rob Jardin welcomes all to the weekly Oceans of Recovery Meeting, a peer-to-peer support group for those seeking recovery from substance use disorder. It takes place on Thursday evenings and starts at 7 p.m.


Commercial fishermen and members of fishing families are invited to join Rob for healthy discussion on education, peer and family support, recovery topics and exploration of strategies to attain freedom from substance use disorder. Meetings are accessible via zoom and when weather permits are also held in the gazebo at Hazelwood Park in New Bedford, MA.  

All Are Welcome to Attend an Oceans of Recovery Meeting

Join an upcoming Oceans of Recovery Meeting! This support group has been created and designed specifically for commercial fishing families and is facilitated by commercial fishermen. If you have any questions about this event, please contact a Fishing Partnership Recovery Coach in our New Bedford office.  Deb Kelsey or Rob Jardin in the New Bedford office are standing by to answer your questions and provide you a warm welcome.

About Substance Use Disorder

Substance use disorder [SUD] is a disease that affects a person’s brain and behavior and leads to an inability to control the use of a legal or illegal drug or medication. Substances such as alcohol, marijuana, opioids and nicotine also are considered drugs. When you suffer from substance use disorder, you may continue using the drug despite the harm it causes. At Oceans of Recovery, fishermen that have successfully found freedom from harmful substances share stories and offer support and conversation for overcoming SUD. Each week’s session can vary, periodically featured speakers and professionals join the conversation to offer strategies and resources for fishermen facing SUD.

Meeting Details

Date:  Thursdays

Time:  7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Where:  This is a hybrid event that takes place via a ZOOM link for those that want to dial in remotely, as well as in person at Fishing Partnership’s New Bedford office location. 

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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.

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