National Fisherman

For Rich DeSantis and Jennifer Perry, Keith Colburn's visit to the Towne Drive Kroger in Elizabethtown reminded them of sea salt-soaked docks back home in Connecticut.

They would angle for a spot to watch the boats come to shore and load up on lobster for "dirt cheap."

"We miss the fresh seafood," Perry said Wednesday.

Colburn, a star of The Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch," greeted the couple like old friends, doling out handshakes and hugs and placing his personal panache on signatures.

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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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