A record-breaking rockfish was weighed in near Sitka, Alaska, last week, according to the Sitka Sentinel, but the real story is estimated age of the fish — around two centuries. That means the fish began life in 1813 when James Madison was the U.S. president, decades prior to the Civil War and before Alaska was even a U.S. territory.Henry Liebman, an insurance adjustor who works in Seattle, said he frequently visits Sitka to charter fish, so he knew that he had a large fish on when the shortraker rockfish bit. “I knew it was abnormally big (but I) didn’t know it was a record until we were on the way back and looked in the Alaska guide book that was on the boat,” Liebman said. Troy Tidingco, Sitka area manager for the state Department of Fish and Game, certified Liebman’s catch, and said this fish might …8012cfe24f RecordROck Astonishing Catch: 200 Year Old Rockfish

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