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Fisherman catches 100 year old rockfish in alaska
I think it is very very cool
shame they had to kill it and research it. be nice to have left it and tracked it with a radio tracker thing perhaps to see how much longer it could live for....
WOW! I agree with tan.b
That's kinda sad. Unbelievable that it was that age and still capable of reproducing.
Tan.B you're spot on.. unfortunately, commercial fishermen have a fixed set of priorities, and preserving aquatic life ain't too high on that list.. think of it this way, for every tin of tuna or sardines we turn into a sandwich-paste, think of how many different species of fish ( like that Rockfish or maybe even undiscovered species) that get caught in the nets that're never heard about.. at least this fish was caught by a crew that either accidentally or intentionally (knowing how important a find it was) brought it to the attention of the right people.
P.S. I happen to like Tuna-melts a lot.. hope no undiscovered species went unnoticed and unreported because of that!