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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”.
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:
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.

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Tags: Giant fish facts · News · research · science

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