Evening Star is involved in many diverse fisheries:
Crab season generally begins December 1st, with the main portion
the fishery spanning the most treacherous time of the year - deep
on the North Pacific. The traps or pots are constructed by hand prior
the opening date. Bait is put into the pots to attract one
the world's greatest delicacies.
or black cod,
is a fishery of great
economic importance. With our
first long line vessel, the F/V
Skies, we became involved in the black cod fishery
20 years ago, making us one of the pioneers in this industry.
the F/V Evening Star continues the tradition. Sablefish
are primarily exported to the Asian market where it's
flavor is in high demand. Interest in the US is beginning to rise.
begin their life looking like any other fish in the
As they grow, their eyes begin to rotate and they "morph" into
fish we enjoy. The halibut swim flat on their sides (horizontally) and
their eyes are side by side on the top of their heads! As you can see
the pictures, halibut are a very large fish and sometimes it can take
entire crew to pull just one on board.
fishing has made the news with many a heated debate on
the methods used to harvest them. The Captain and crew of the Evening Star catch
fish individually by hook and line so that dolphin interaction is zero.
The movie "The Perfect Storm" has served to familiarize many of
the perils and pitfalls of life at sea. As you can see, they come in
shapes and sizes!