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The giant salmon carp (Aaptosyax grypus), one of the world’s most threatened fish species, has been unexpectedly re-discovered in Stung Treng Province in Cambodia. Since 2004, not a single adult giant salmon carp was recorded, but earlier this year a 13-pound (6kg) specimen was discovered at a local wet market located along the Mekong River. The Mekong River is the only place on earth where the giant salmon carp can be found. Click on this link to watch a video about Pasanak: https://youtu.be/VCh8AOpqdes
The Wonders of the Mekong project asks all fishers to contact our researchers if they catch a giant salmon carp. Please contact our researchers at 0713 55 45 45 and 077 555 804 so that they can monitor and protect this rare fish species and its habitat.