Seems like a lot.
Assuming they’re also pulling in 10% of the $2200 base pay for the day, that gives him about $500 for a day helping at sea…seems like a lot to me.
Oh yeah…they want $ more to clean fish, too
If you have a bad day fishing and only catch a few fish any good mate is going to clean your fish for free. In Hatteras and Oregon Inlet the person that rents the cleaning station at the fish house gets that money. Morehead City is one of the few places in NC where mate makes money for cleaning fish.