Cambodian villagers on the Mekong River recently caught a 661-pound female stingray which researchers say is the biggest freshwater fish ever recorded. After being named Boramy, which means full-moon, the 13-foot fish was electronically tagged and released back into the river.
Biologist Zeb Hogan spoke of the scientific value of tagging this fish, telling reporters, “This is very exciting news because it was the world’s largest (freshwater) fish. It is also exciting news because it means that this stretch of the Mekong is still healthy. It is a sign of hope that these huge fish still live (here).”
Boramy was caught near the northern Cambodian island of Koh Preah. The fisherman who hooked her contacted the Wonders of the Mekong who helped to tag the ray and release it back into the water.