Written by Linc Bedrosian
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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The following was released by the Maine Department of Marine Resources on Jan. 22:
The Maine Department of Marine Resources announced an emergency regulation that will support the continued rebuilding effort in Maine’s scallop fishery. The rule, effective January 23, 2016, will close the Muscle Ridge Area near South Thomaston and the Western Penobscot Bay Area.Read more...
Louisiana’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, which governs commercial and recreational fishing in the state, got a new boss in January. Charlie Melancon, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and state legislator, was appointed to the job by the state’s new governor, John Bel Edwards.
Although much of his non-political work in the past has centered on the state’s sugar cane industry, Melancon said he is confident that other experience, including working closely with fishermen when in Congress, has prepared him well for this new challenge.Read more...