What the tags tell us: one fluke’s life reveals a lot

How long does it take a fluke to grow a 1/4 of an inch? The answer: about seven months. At least that was the data collected on a fluke that was tagged and released in Narragansett Bay last June and recaptured in January near the Hudson Canyon. The angler Daphne Forster released the fluke on June 15 about 4 ½ nautical miles south of Sakonnet Point, Rhode Island. The fish was then netted Jan. 24 by the Evening Star, a commercial dragger that was fishing in 300 to 400 feet of water. The Evening Star offloaded the fluke in Beaufort,,, >click to read< 09:23