Odisha Fisherman Nets 10 Rare Fish, Becomes Lakhpati
Bhadrak: A fisherman from Chandinipal village in Bhadrak district became lakhpati after netting 10 rare Ghol fish, known for its medicinal value from Dhamara fishing harbour.
The fisherman identified as Shankar Giri said that each of the fish weighed between 25 kilograms and 30 kilograms. “After reaching the harbour this morning we realised that the fish were rare. I sold the fish for Rs 6000 per kilogram,” said Giri.
The fish locally called as Teleia is considered amongst the most expensive variety of the marine fish. The fish has a big market in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Japan. This fish is usually found in the Indian and Pacific oceans along the coasts of the Persian Gulf countries like Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Burma.
Officials in the Fisheries department said that the heart of the fish is known as the ‘Sea Gold’, which is said to have medicinal properties and is an important ingredient in making a variety of medicines.
“Its fins are used by pharmaceutical companies to manufacture dissolvable stitches. The fins are also used in the purification of wine,” said an official.
Earlier in March this year a fisherman from Paradip had sold a Ghol fish weighing 28 kilograms for Rs 1.1 lakh to an exporter.