Tag Archives: F/V Evening Star

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 

No rest for the weary on commercial fishing boat

no reast evening starThe morning after on the Evening Star is marked with heaps of blood-tinged ice and buckets of bright dead fish.  Crew members use plastic shovels and gloved hands to dig the fish out of the holds and scoop the ice into melting pink piles on the deck of the 50-foot commercial fishing boat. They’re in a good mood. Read more here nwfdailynews  10:20