Harvest of African catfish is not that easy – Video

Video Credit: Carolyn M. Chinguo (Malawi)

Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel and website)


The ability of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) to burrow in mud in addition to their slippery shape as well as their ability to move on their pectoral fins (walking catfish) makes their harvest in earthen pond a special task. We can see that the fish once caught are left and loaded on the truck in the scoop nets unreleased. This is to minimize efforts in recapturing them if they are released. Also, we can notice the specimens of catfish while moving in the earthen ponds especially they can survive in very shallow water bodies and could be even left behind unnoticed.





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