644-pound catfish caught in Thailand - Soundings Online

644-pound catfish caught in Thailand

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Fishermen in Chiang Khong in northern Thailand recently caught a Mekong giant catfish, weighing nearly 644 pounds.

The World Wildlife Fund has warned the Mekong giant catfish — one of the world's biggest freshwater fish — could be driven to extinction if plans to build hydropower dams on Southeast Asia's longest river go ahead, blocking spawning grounds.

Click here for a photo of the fish.