Fish and Fishery Facts - Fun Facts

• Watch out for speeding tickets!

    Sailfish, Swordfish, and Marlin are the fastest fish in the ocean, reaching speeds of up to 70 mph, that’s faster than the speed limits on most highways!

• Lobsters have a longer lifespan than your dog or cat.

    They can be 20 years old.

• You’re How Old?!?!

    Many rockfish can live hundreds of years. Rougheye Rockfish are the longest known living fish on earth and can live over 200 years! That means that a rockfish on your dinner plate could have been alive when Lewis & Clark set out to explore unknown territories in the western United States.

• Elephants kill more people a year than sharks!

    Out of more than 360 species of sharks only a handful of species pose a potential threat to humans.

• Never take a banana on a fishing boat!

    Some believe it will bring bad luck!


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