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Viet Nam fishermen hunt tiger catfish to possible extinction


A species ranked "of high economic value" has been over-fished to near extinction in Viet Nam. According to the Viet Nam News, the tiger catfish of the Da River -- also known as the Chien, or Bagarius yarelli  -- can bring one million dong at market, which inspires fishermen to take terrible risks to bag the 50kg fish, or to use mines to blast them out of the water.

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