Talk about a catch of the day!
“Look at that – this fish is 10 and a half feet, probably 500, maybe 600 pounds,” Bisson says in the clip as he guides the animal across the river.
“We were just able to tag it, so it’s probably [has] never caught”, he continues, before mentioning the project to put the animal back in the water. “Unreal!
In the caption to her post, Bisson called the wild animal “one of the biggest I’ve ever seen.” He also added a slew of hashtags to his caption, including “#Monster” and #LoveToFish,” among others.
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Sturgeons are currently the most threatened group of species on Earth, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
Fish, the organization notes, “have existed since the age of the dinosaurs,” but are now near extinction.
Currently, sturgeons are suffering from “overfishing, a thriving illegal caviar trade and habitat loss”, according to the WWF.
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The animals are also some of the largest freshwater fish on the planet, as they can measure over 25 feet in length and weigh up to 1.5 tons.
The WWF says it strives to save the species by eradicating the illegal caviar trade and “improving the health of river systems, which are the lifeblood of people and fish”.