Giant fish weighing 500kg caught in Odisha-West Bengal border

Chilashankar, a rare fish and highly sought after delicacy. It shape looks like a flying ship and it is a type of sting ray.

Jaleswar: In a rare catch, the fisherman netted a fish belonging to Chilasankar (stingray) while fishing in the sea off Digha coast on the Odisha-West Bengal border.

The fish weighed 500 kg and was sold for whopping Rs 20,000.

Chilashankar, a rare fish and highly sought after delicacy. It shape looks like a flying ship and it is a type of sting ray.

The rare fish was caught in a trawler owned by Maa Durga and it was bought to Digha fish market and was auctioned.

A Kolkata-based company bought the fish at a whopping price and the locals were reportedly flocked to catch the glimpse of the rare sight and took photos.

Earlier, fishermen caught a rare huge fish off Digha coast in West Bengal. The fish weighed 8 quintals (800 kg). A trawler caught the fish about 175 km from the shore in the deep sea.

As per reports, the fish was 11 feet long, 9 feet wide and weights more than 800 kg. After knowing about it, large number of people flocked to the spot to witness the fish.

The giant fish was sold in Mohna area of Digha in Medinipur on auction. Price of the fish will be around Rs. 50 lakh,

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