We help them survive

"Planet Earth is inhabited by many giant creatures. On land we can observe the rhinoceros, and in the sea, whales and sharks, but for a long time the giants of the freshwater remained unobserved. It is here that fish swim that attain unbelievable dimensions. They are rare, little known, and scientifically unexplored. We call them the Freshwater Giants – twenty four freshwater fish on our list who are fighting for survival."

Project

The goal of the Freshwater Giants Project is to map, document, research, and conserve the largest freshwater fish in the world. A list of twenty four giant freshwater fish, representing the supreme predators of the largest rivers and lakes, has been made over a period of ten years. Each fish can attain a length of two metres and weigh at least one hundred kilograms.

In recent years, we have been focusing on expeditions to the Amazon River Basin in South America and to the Congo River Basin in Africa.

We do not have a lot of time. Many of these wonderful creatures are close to extinction, fifty percent being on the verge of disappearing by the end of the century.

Jakub Vagner and his team of experts have been conducting expeditions to all continents, excluding Antarctica. After many gruelling expeditions, sixteen of these fish, so far, have been mapped.

 

Recent News

Jakub is up for a new series. Take a look at http://www.discoverychannel.com.au/shows/big-fish-man/

 

Jakub visited Hollywood.

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Jakub Vagner appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

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Jakub Vagner, a world renowned sports angler, is circling the globe to seek out the largest freshwater fish for The National Geographic Channel.

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Photos

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