Photo: Giant Catfish Protected From Fishing in Thailand



Fishers in northern Thailand netted this huge catfish in the Mekong River on May 1, 2005. Nearly 9 feet (2.7 meters) long, the fish tipped the scales at 646 pounds (293 kilograms).

Last month more than 60 fishers in northern Thailand promised to stop catching the critically endangered giant fish, in honor of the King of Thailand's 60th year on the throne.

Photograph by Suthep Kritsanavarin


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