National Fisherman

Local app makers at Phondini Partners, a Half Moon Bay based company that builds mobile applications for iPhone, iPad and Android platforms, are at it again.

What started out as a feature in the iCoastside Half Moon Bay community app for fishermen to alert consumers about fresh fish for sale off their boats in Pillar Point Harbor, has now turned into a mobile app that brings together buyers and sellers of fresh, local, sustainable seafood, serving the entire Central California Coast.

It's called FishLine 2, the first app to provide a real-time list of seafood available from local fishing boats, fish markets and restaurants.

Read the full story at San Carolos Patch>>

Inside the Industry

NMFS has awarded 16 grants totaling more than $2.5 million as part of its Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program.

The program supports the development of technological solutions and changes in fishing practices designed to minimize bycatch and aims to to find creative approaches and strategies for reducing bycatch, seabird interactions, and post-release mortality in federally managed fisheries.


Abe Williams, who was elected to the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association board last spring, has been selected as the new president as of September.

Williams fishes the F/V Crimson Fury, and is president of Nuna Resources, a nonprofit that supports sustainable resource development in rural Alaska, including fighting for an international solution to issues raised by the proposed Pebble Mine project.

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