Basa (Pangasius bocourti) is a species of catfish in the family Pangasiidae. Basaare native to the Mekong and Chao Phraya basins in Indochina. These fish are important food fish with an international market. They are often labelled in North America and Australia as "basa fish", "swai", or "bocourti".
It is a type of catfish and its Latin name is Pangasius bocourti. We don't fish for it in Canada. Basa, also called swai and a few other names, is native to Southeast Asia. ... Basa is described as having large, white fillets with no bones, and flesh that is moist with a light, firm texture and a mild fish flavour.