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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Inside the Industry

The Downeast Salmon Federation has received a major grant from the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities to ensure and improve the water quality of eastern Maine’s most important rivers, according to the Ellsworth American.

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Louisiana crab fishermen and their catch are feeling the pressure of a downturn in the state economy, and a resulting upturn of people entering the fishery.

“It’s a crazy business right now,” said Pete Gerica, the New Orleans fisherman who now serves as president or the Louisiana Crab Task Force, a legislatively-created board of industry voices that makes recommendations to state government.

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