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Old 06-30-2005, 04:23 PM   #1
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Fishermen in northern Thailand have caught the biggest catfish on record, a 293-kg giant the size of a grizzly bear and eaten it, the WWF and the National Geographic Society said today.

The giant catfish, believed to be the largest freshwater fish ever found, was caught along the Mekong River, home to more species of massive fish than any river on Earth.

"We've now confirmed that this catfish is the current record holder, an astonishing find," Dr Zeb Hogan, a WWF Conservation Science Fellow, said in the joint statement.

Local environmentalists and government officials tried to negotiate the release of the fish so it could continue its spawning migration in the far north of Thailand but the adult male died and was eaten in a remote village, it said.

The Mekong giant catfish is southeast Asia's largest and rarest fish and the focus of a National Geographic Society project headed by Hogan to study freshwater fish more than 2 metres long or weighing more than 100 kg.




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They ate it!!!!???!!!! Thats harsh.

Shame that mark has gone to egypt He would have been interested
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isnt the wwf a wrestling federation???
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Why not eat instead of wasting it. I'll pass the thread on to him when he gets back...

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WWF - World Wildlife Fund
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They had to go to court about it world wildlife fund won and changed there name to WWWE (dunno what it stands for)
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Wow, that sure is big!!
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well i happen to like catfish cuz it tastes nice, so id make it into cajun catfish(cuz i like spicy)
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How did they reel that one in?
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How did they reel that one in?
I would hazard a guess that it was caught in a net, and that is why it died.
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i knew a guy who use to fish with paino string, that stuff is pretty strong. you're probably right about the net, cause that fish would have had to have a HUGE place to live, and you'd have to catch it in a boat, and it'd drag that boat around, and if you were on the shore it'd just pull you under.
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