(VOV) - A fisherman in southern An Giang province has caught a giant 72-kg tra fish, which is listed in Vietnam’s Red Book as likely to be extinct.
The fish was caught in the Hau River on July 6 and local authorities reported it to the An Giang provincial Fisheries Department to follow proper procedures to deal with it.
The fish, which is being held by a family in Quoc Thai village in An Phu district, will be released in the Hau River in the next few days.
Giant tra fish, Pangasianodon gigas, is indigenous to the Mekong River basin in Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia and it is growing scarce due to over exploitation.
Laos, Thailand and Cambodia have regulations protecting the fish and have banned catching and keeping them.