Giant 3,300 Lbs Stingray Caught by Local Fisherman

Posted on August 11, 2008

Early in the morning around 2:00am a fishing boat near Hainan Sanya in China caught what is likely to be one of the largest stingrays ever caught.

Casting nets, the fishermen caught a 3,300 lbs Stingray, which took about 3 hours to pull back into the boat. The net was strong enough to hold the huge fish, but the struggle cause the stingray to die.

The stingray measured about 16 1/2 foot in width.

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The fishermen tied the stingray to the back of the boat and dragged it back to their dock. It remained in perfect condition even though it was dead for many hours.

The fisherman was able to sell the stingray for around $1,500 since they have a high commercial value.

Stingray’s liver can be made into fish oil, the bones and intestines are used in medical fish powder, and the meat is a delicacy in most restaurants.

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154 comments
NoLikeChina
NoLikeChina

Too many people to feed so start eating each other.

NoLikeChina
NoLikeChina

Pitty they feel the need to kill everything they can for some hocus pocus silly reason. Maybe they should start eating each other.

yo mamma
yo mamma

I think 95% of these comments are just IGNORANT! This is NOT a Manta! Manta Rays are black and live in the Ocean! This is a river Stingray, it has a barb, it is round, and its mouth is underneath, where are you guys getting info that it doesnt? You need to google a video of this giant stingray, or watch the show River Monsters, it is the largest known freshwater fish measuring over 10 ft and 700 lbs it can have a 10" barb. The picture looks the way it looks cause the fish is being held by its mouth and therefore the head s bent back, the wake is causing his wings/flaps to flip up and "look" pointy, but they are not. And why are people complaining that they killed a "harmless" fish???? They eat it and use it to make vitamins and stuff, it is not like they mounted it on their wall. Cows are harmless and we slaughter tons of those so what exactly is your point? Before people talk out of their butt they need to read up on their geography and marine biology.

brandon
brandon

gaga kayo lahat mga bobo sarap kayang ginataan nyan hahaha

Bubba
Bubba

Steve Irwin's worst nightmare

newbierawr
newbierawr

people should go back to their normal diet . for God sake , pls eat NORMAL meat , NORMAL fish and vegetables only .

lina
lina

thats is not new in BUNGA MAR, Jagna, BOHOL..... this is the season of catching big stingray there.....

Robert
Robert

those stingrays are deadly they can kill you

Son_Of_Anubis
Son_Of_Anubis

All you people who are calling this a Manta Ray are completely and utterly stupid. First of all mantas do not grow that large, second, Mantas live in salt water not fresh and third it eats clams and crabs and fish, it is a carnivore, it does not eat plankton. Moe, Jack, Sam et al need to stop reading stories like this when you're drunk and do some research before you look like fools and then actually confirm it when you post your comments. Wake up there are many reports and articles on these giant stinrays if you bother to read. Check out Ashley at least she knows what she's talking about. And if you at all bother National geographic has had a few shows on these types of animals.

baby killer
baby killer

k guys i know its big but i told them to kill it, i was there it was a cow dressed up with a manta suit, a cow is also big and i think did the cow have feelings before it was turned into a burger? Of course his last will and testiment didnt say cover me in ketchup but u do and u eat that cow anyways sooo really what else do u do so be happy the cost of tuna went down cause thats what they'll cann it as, eat up and think with it gone, think of how many plankton we saved ...........wont someone please think of the plakton :) soo long story short ur all saying if its small its okay to die if its big save it???? sad we should all eat grass and hug trees wait maybe trees dont like to be hugged and grass feels pain.......... but lets not be rediculous sincerly seal clubber 265

REALPLAYA
REALPLAYA

they guys were crazy when they killed it

Edmund Kayyuen Lo
Edmund Kayyuen Lo

The only thing sad about these fishermen killing this ray is that it would have been much better if they had dragged these whiney-arsed PETA hippies to their death instead.

cool
cool

holy crap that is huge kid got guts dang!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

jake
jake

that fish is giant i have never seen anything like it before

Jerry
Jerry

I agree with all you stated but the ( Arrogant American ) part for that you can suck my cock

Jerry
Jerry

You are both stupid.. They had to bring there nets back in and it just so happend to be in them. Without there net they dont get to eat or make a living. So people like you think o poor poor manta ray.. People like me say let them fish and support there families.

Chris
Chris

It wasn't killed over covetous behaviour. It was killed because that person was a fisherman, and a the manta ray happened to be a fish. It's probably the only way he can support and feed himself and his family. This time, he hit the jackpot! Something tells me you haven't evaluated the situation before you jumped to that conclusion.

obinna obiekwe
obinna obiekwe

There's no big deal in killing the animal, after all one man's meat is another's poison.Maybe we should leave the chinese for some period of years, and they would soon start eaten we fellow humans like them too, cos by then they would have eaten all types of animals, including jellyfish, elephants,toads,komodo dragons,anaconda's,leeches,squids and many more, and will tell you they've gone tired of it and maybe might have tested human and will tell you it has great oil for stew and maybe meat that comprises of all vitamins,and you will be surprised. Lets just wait since we aint dead yet cos more news will definately come

The flash
The flash

Election day in China...kinda like eat pork day in Saudia Arabia?

obinna obiekwe
obinna obiekwe

its isnt possible. might be large but not for a whale as breakfast. It cant even contend with a shark, not to talk of whale

Adrienne
Adrienne

Wow Heather, That was such a open admission of racism! You sound so proud to be so ignorant. Maybe you've never paid attention to the news about protesters in northern China opposing human rights violations historically or perhaps you're just generalizing about every person who has Chinese was a list of ethnic backgrounds in their gene pool, who could live anywhere in the world internationally? Gosh you want to know what I think is sad? People who are uncompassionate, ignorant & racist. Any chance you are aware of the USA's financial multi-trillion dollar defecit & who some of the loans are indebted to?

RJ
RJ

It's a shame that they killed it. It's even worse that the probably did so to feed their families. So who's the real victim here? The poor hungry people or the poor helpless fish. Why single out the chinese? We are guilty here of killing life in some form or another...by killing trees, driving winter beaters, even by not recycling or by eating a burger. So let's all just keep typing, with no action and see where this gets us all...

wisenhiemer
wisenhiemer

most of the comments that i have read hear seem to be raceiest or just uninformed people. when you need to feed your family you will do what ever it takes wether you are american, canadian ,chinese ,thia or french thier not bad people they just want to survive. as you would!!!the entire world population has increaced in the past 20 years . including everyone that has made these comments .. at least they are out there trying to make an honest living !!

wayne
wayne

Very good observation Flora... I agree! The problem however, is that there are too many people on this planet and farming is a very important key to our survival that if every country doesn't start using soon, there'll be nothing left. If 7 billion people just ate whatever they wanted we'd very quickly seal our fate...

Flora
Flora

It is too bad that they killed the giant ray! I will say the ideal will be to examine it and release it back to where it came from. But then again, due to the sizes of this giant creatures, there is always a risk that they might die during struggle. And I will not blame the fishermen 100% for accidentally killing it, they are simply not educated as to what should they do, how to catch these giant creatures appropriately. I don't think it is fair to pick on the Chinese about "eating everything that is edible". From what I know, French eat snails, Peruvians eat guinea pigs, Thai eat scorpions, Australians eat kangaroos, Koreans eat dogs, Canadians eat deers etc etc. So what makes you think it is fair to pick on the Chinese whereby people all over the world eat different kinds of animals too? All human will eat whatever they want or need to. Simple as that. Some might see it as wrong, some might see that animals are just a source of food. I believe that if this giant stringray was offered in an european or western restaurant as a special dish for the night, more than 70% of the diners will definitely give it a try!!! And many of the diners will include people of you guys' race (caucasian, african, chinese, indians etc)!! So stop picking on others before reflecting on yourselves!

Mack
Mack

Countries like China make me sick, all they see is $$$ signs. I really don't think these "people" have a soul. They kill beautiful creatues like these, and others like tigers, Whales, dolphins, and sharks just so they can make money. I just want to shake some sense into them. Normal people would have seen the animal, and commented on how amazing it was and let it go, but not them, no never, who knows how many are out there that are this size. These people destroy animals for pride and so called "medicine" But its all bull! THey need to get into the 21 century and relize that animals have rights and what they are doing is wrong!

Ray Irving
Ray Irving

The asians won't be happy till they've wiped every species in the ocean off the map. Whether it be sub-species of fish already decimated by overfishing or shark finning, this culture has an insatiable appetite for anything it can shove into its gob!!

Patrick
Patrick

"Come on people, why can't you see, everybody everywhere just have to be free!" Perhaps Chinese people generally do eat more types of food than other people, in fact, I get the impression that they may be similar to native peoples who make good use of the food supply rather than just shooting something, eating the best parts and throwing the rest of it away like Americans and perhaps Canadians did in the early years of their invasion of the North American continent. I wish that all peoples were more concerned about the fragile state of the environment and the endangered animals. Ultimately, the most heinous of criminals are those whom are rich and like to "trophy hunt", killing for a headpiece and likely wasting the rest of the beast.

ws
ws

if times artough you would eat it

will
will

If that is what you truly believe then I hope that when human testicles make the grade as a delicasy in the far east may your testicles be the first to go

ww
ww

let other people mame a living to

ww
ww

you should be ashamed of your self let other people make a livving to.

mgm
mgm

i would like to tie up and drag who ever caught and killed that living animal behind my truck for a couple of hours, and see how much they like it! that animal was probably 100 years old! is a century long life worth a boal of f-ing soup! you people who support the slaughter of helpless animals will get what is coming to you! mgm

NIck
NIck

I agree with Barry. What is wrong with this country? Its not evan a sting ray. They kill everything and eat it.

Jen  Legge
Jen Legge

they caught it? stupid asians, can't leave anything alone! its going to die now. How about we catch these dumb china people and see how they like it.

Clown
Clown

Who knows,it might be fake.I'm just kidding but that thing is huge!!!

gemma
gemma

dam right it is i am so mad at them slopheads

gemma
gemma

i agree with you what did it do to them id like to do that to them slopheads

gemma
gemma

i recon thats just animal cruelty what did it do to you it is just another big bold and harmles animal what did it ever do to you that really annoyes me id do that to you if i ever saw u ur just as scary beat that

david
david

AND DID ANYBODY WONDER WHY THERE IS ONLY ONE PICTURE OF IT? AND THAT ONE PICTURE HAS IT HALF COVERED IN WATER SO YOU CANT SEE IT WELL. THAT IS SO PURPOSEFUL. SOMEONE THOT THEY WOULD BE A SMARTASS AND THOT THEY COULD TRICK PEOPLE BY USING THIS OBSCURRED PICTURE.....BUT THEY ARE RETARTED....BECAUSE IF U KNOW EVEN A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE ANATOMY OF RAYS, THAT IS A MANTA RAY.

david
david

THAT IS NOT A STINGRAY. IT IS A MANTA RAY. IF THAT WERE A STINGRAY IT WOULD INDEED BE AN AMAZING FIND. HOWEVER, SINCE IT IS A MANTA RAY IT IS NOT. MANTA RAYS COMMONLY GROW BIGGER THAN THAT.

rayci
rayci

live after animals goes live

rayci
rayci

how did you catch that with a lasso a huge lasso. what did the stinger look like. why couldnt you let it live there poor inasent little in this case big animals. Let animals live.

rayci
rayci

great golly thats a big one.

Why?
Why?

Is it just human nature to obliterate, capture and kill anything that is extremely rare, is about to go extinct or possess a peculiar characteristic???? Human nature is indeed, sometimes, but more often a full bottle of 100% pure stupidity, really, of the most purest kind.

Betty
Betty

Why do they have to kill everything..... cats, dogs, shit... let the poor animal LIVE.

MantaLover
MantaLover

why don't they just let it live,make it breed by itself.....and hunt them when they have a lot of them??

Dreddloxx
Dreddloxx

Because,MantaLover,the Chinese are and always have been a particular race that will eat ANYTHING,due to their dubious breeding habits(well they ARE the human equivalent of rats,equalled only by India...),hence they have that many mouths to feed...