National Fisherman

If you lived on Cape Cod in 1991, you almost certainly remember "the storm."

And, if you didn't, well, you've probably read Sebastian Junger's "The Perfect Storm" (1997) or have seen the Oscar-nominated 2000 film of the same name starring George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg.

Either way, you know the name Linda Greenlaw: America's only swordfishing captain, survivor of "The Perfect Storm."

In his book, Junger called Greenlaw "one of the best captains "» on the entire East Coast."

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 12/16/14

In this episode, Bruce Buls, WorkBoat's technical editor, interviews Long Island lobsterman John Aldridge, who survived for 12 hours after falling overboard in the dead of night. Aldridge was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Pacific Marine Expo, which took place Nov. 19-21 in Seattle.

Inside the Industry

NOAA, in consultation with the Department of the Interior, has appointed 10 new members to the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee. The 20-member committee is composed of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experience who advise the departments of commerce and the interior on ways to strengthen and connect the nation's MPA programs. The new members join the 10 continuing members appointed in 2012.

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Fishermen in Western Australia captured astonishing footage this week as a five-meter-long great white shark tried to steal their catch, ramming into the side of their boat.
 
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