WWF to take responsibility for their mistake on Vietnam’s pangasius

A working session on resolving an issue that the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has announced the Vietnamese catfish in the Red List between the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and WWF will be held on December 8, said Mr. Pham Anh Tuan, deputy head of the General Department of Fisheries.

A working session on resolving an issue that the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has announced the Vietnamese catfish in the Red List between the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and WWF will be held on December 8, said Mr. Pham Anh Tuan, deputy head of the General Department of Fisheries.

Mr. Pham Anh Tuan said, “The WWF will have to correct their announcement, if they haven’t got any evidence”.
 
He also went on to state, “The two parts ought to have cooperated with each other in the first place, in order to avoid any regrettable outcome, and that The International Fund for Nature has made a serious mistake,” Mr. Nguyen Viet Thang, chairperson of the Vietnam fish association.

“The Mekong giant catfish, Pangasianodon gigas, is a species of catfish, native to the Mekong basin in Southeast Asia. The Mekong’s giant catfish, which is 3.2m high and 300kg in weight currently, holds the Guinness Book of World Record’s position for the world’s largest freshwater fish. Vietnam’s pangasius is a usual catfish which is bred widely,” he explained.

Vietnam will send proposals to international organizations and WWF to make the information clearer.

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