Endangered Giant Catfish Confirmed Caught. Then eaten.

By | July 1, 2005

(ems | cnn ) Endangered Giant Catfish Confirmed Caught. Then eaten.

“Fishermen in northern Thailand have netted a fish as big as a grizzly bear, a 646.2-pound Mekong giant catfish, ( 8.9 feet long) the heaviest recorded since Thai officials started keeping records in 1981. The behemoth was caught in the Mekong River and may be the largest freshwater fish ever found.

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… Dr. Zeb Hogan, a WWF Conservation Science fellow and leader of a new World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and National Geographic Society project to identify and study all freshwater fish over 6 feet long or 200 pounds. “We’ve now confirmed now that this catfish is the current record holder, an astonishing find.”

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