Catfish Eaten Before Being Verified Can’t Qualify for Record

Connecticut Fish and Wildlife wrote in a Facebook post that because it was not able to examine the actual fish, authorities cannot confirm it was a white catfish.

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COVENTRY, Conn. (AP) — Uncertainty about the species of a massive catfish that was eaten before it could be vetted by authorities in August has led Connecticut to withdraw its awarding of a new state record. Connecticut Fish and Wildlife wrote in a Facebook post on Monday that because it was not able to examine the actual fish, authorities cannot confirm it was a white catfish. “Without the ability to examine the actual fish, identification…

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