Oceans of Recovery

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 a weekly peer-to-peer support group called Oceans of Recovery. It takes place on Thursday evenings starting at 7 p.m. on Zoom.


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. Currently these meetings take place on Zoom.

All Are Welcome to Oceans of Recovery

Join an upcoming weekly session of Oceans of Recovery. 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:  ZOOM

Fishermen Need Help

Commercial fishermen are essential workers and heroes who 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.