Tagged Bluefin Gained 1,200 Pounds in 16 Years


Providence Journal: Message-in-a-bottle stories are always entertaining, but Rhode Island charter boat captain Al Anderson can now tell a fishy version that’s a heckuva of a tale.

Anderson, 75, has been taking people fishing out of Galilee for nearly half a century. For most of that time, he’s taken every opportunity available to tag and release fish — a practice he began even before regulatory agencies and scientists had organized sophisticated tagging systems to learn more about different species.

Read more about the tagged bluefin recaptured off Nova Scotia after 16 years.