Who We Are, How We Help Fishing Communities

“There is no human resource office at sea.
We strengthen our communities
by providing support services that
otherwise do not exist or are impossible to reach.”

– Shannon Eldredge, Fishing Partnership Navigator, Former Commercial Fisherman

At Fishing Partnership Support Services, we believe that health, safety, and economic security are interconnected; it is difficult to successfully address and improve one area of need without considering the others. Our innovative model employs Community Health Workers, known as Navigators, who are not only embedded within fishing communities but share lived fishing experience. Their knowledge and cultural awareness enable them to inform the development of support services which address the unique needs of underserved commercial fishing communities in a holistic, comprehensive, and effective way.

Since our founding as a health plan to the transformation into the non-profit we are today, fishing communities have always led our evolution and growth. We are proud to be guided by the philosophy, 
“by the community, for the community.” Together, we are improving the health, safety, and economic security of commercial fishermen, their families, and their communities.”

To learn more or access support programs related to Health & Wellness, Safety at Sea, and Economic Security, reach out to a Fishing Partnership Navigator today.

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.

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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.