01 July 2005

That's a lot of fish


The largest freshwater fish lives in the Mekong; it's the giant catfish, listed as critically endangered. A farmer here in Cambodia, who raised fish in a pond, found that among the fingerlings he'd bought were some Mekong giant catfish. A couple of weeks, to predicted great good fortune for him, he released them into the Mekong.

His contribution was somewhat offset by some Thai fishermen's catching a 293 kilo specimen.