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.

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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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