According to the British “Mirror” report, Cambodian villagers caught a 300 kilograms and nearly 4 meters long stingray in the Mekong River. Scientists confirmed that this is the largest freshwater fish caught in the world.
Because of its spherical shape, the fish was named Boramy, which means “full moon” in Khmer. At that time, more than a dozen people worked together to drag it to the shore. After attaching an electronic tag to Boramy, people released it back into the river.
Biologist Zeb Hogan said that the existence of Boramy means that the water quality in this section of the Mekong River is still good, and there is still hope for the survival of these big fish.
According to the Mekong River Commission, despite drastic declines in fish stocks caused by overfishing, pollution, seawater intrusion and sediment depletion, the Mekong still ranks third in the world for fish diversity.