Fishing Partnership Training and Scholarships

Commercial Fishermen (majority of income is from commercial fishing, includes shell fishermen) who are at least 18 years old, and who reside in, or fish from boats homeported in any of the New England or Mid-Atlantic states (Maine to North Carolina) are eligible to apply for a Ted Williams Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is for funding to attend courses that support professional maritime and safety skill training. Also eligible are family members of the above Commercial Fishermen who are pursuing commercial fishing or maritime careers. Awards, not to exceed $500, are limited to one per person per year and are paid directly to the course provider.

Free Lifesaving Training also !!!

Contact the Fishing Partnership for free training.


This training is designed for all fishermen, including crewmen, to learn or hone fundamental safety and survival skills. Through hands-on training, fishermen learn about EPIRBs, Signal Flares, MAYDAY Calls, Man Overboard Recovery, Firefighting, Flooding & Damage Control, Dewatering Pumps, Immersion Suits, PFDs, and Life Rafts. For interested fishermen, this is the first day of the 2-day AMSEA Drill Conductor Certification.