The COVID-19 pandemic has crushed commercial markets for local fresh fish in New England. This means fishermen are earning less and their families are hurting. Read how Fishing Partnership Support Services delivered $25,000 in financial aid to commercial fishing families in 30 days.
The Fishing Partnership Support Services is offering financial support to commercial fishing families living in Barnstable County. In partnership with the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund and the Cape Cod Foundation, this fund provides assistance for rent, child care expenses, household utility bills, and gas and grocery cards.
Listen to this podcast from WGBH’s In It Together hosted by Arun Rath. He interviews Heidi Sulman, Fishing Partnership’s Vice President of Health Policy on the economic impact of COVID-19 on commercial fishermen.
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