Cambodian fishermen hook enormous, endangered freshwater stingray (video)

The stingray, measuring four metres in length and weighing 180kg, was caught by accident after it swallowed a smaller fish that had taken a baited hook. An international team on the US-funded Wonders of the Mekong project worked to unhook the fish and return it unharmed to the river.

Cambodian fishermen on the Mekong River got a shock when they inadvertently hooked an endangered giant freshwater stingray four metres long and weighing 180kg, scientists said on Wednesday.

The female leviathan, one of Southeast Asia’s largest and rarest species of fish, was caught by accident last week in Stung Treng province when it swallowed a smaller fish that had taken a baited hook.

An international team of experts on the US-funded Wonders of the Mekong project worked with the fishermen to unhook the ray before weighing and measuring it and returning it unharmed to the river.

In full: https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/3177316/cambodian-fishermen-hook-enormous-endangered-freshwater

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