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Wild population of Mekong Giant Catfish Faces New Challenge

May 3rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

 An excellent article by Roger Mollot, published in the Mekong River Commission’s Fisheries publication “Catch and Culture”.
 http://202.62.105.253/Catch-Culture/vol14_3Dec08/wild-population.htm
It’s worth noting that much of the research mentioned in this article is now on hold due to lack of funding.

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Tags: Cambodia · Giant fish facts · Mekong giant catfish · News · Thailand · research

Giant Stingray Picture: World’s Largest Freshwater Fish?

March 6th, 2009 · 9 Comments

Scientists working with the Megafishes Project tagged and released what could have been the world’s largest freshwater fish.  See the details of the catch at:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/02/090226-giant-stringray-picture-missions.html
The stingray, which was not weighed, was caught by volunteer angler Ian Welch then tagged and released by project scientists working with a joint National Geographic / University of Nevada / Thai […]

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Tags: Giant fish facts · National Geographic · News · Project Results · Thailand · giant stingray · recreational fishing · research · science

Interesting Article on Big Fish from Scientists in New York

March 6th, 2009 · No Comments

“Undesirable” evolution in fish – which makes their bodies grow smaller and fishery catches dwindle — can actually be reversed in a few decades’ time by changing our “take-the-biggest-fish” approach to commercial fishing, according to groundbreaking new research published by Stony Brook University scientists.
 http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/03/090303193950.htm

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New Article: “Engaging Recreational Fishers in Management and Conservation”

October 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Recreational angling is increasing in popularity worldwide.  To learn more about how recreational anglers can contribute to fish conservation, please read this article:
Conservation Biology Article Oct 2008 
Conservation Biology Cover Oct 2008 

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Tags: Project Results · giant Eurasian trout · recreational fishing · research

Mongolia Fly-fishing Expedition

July 20th, 2008 · 4 Comments

The Megafishes Project is co-sponsoring an expedition to the Eg-Uur River in Mongolia this September:
Mongolia Fly Fishing Expedition
Megafishes Project staff plan to spend a total of eight weeks in Mongolia from late August until mid-October, conducting research and hosting this NG Expeditions trip.

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Tags: Mongolia · NG Expeditions · giant Eurasian trout · research · taimen