Two-quintal stingray fish caught alive in Odisha’s Balasore

Balasore: A giant stingray fish weighing about two quintals was caught alive in fishing net from Balaramgadi beach, which lies at the convergence of the Budhabalanga River with the Bay of Bengal in this district of Odisha on Tuesday.

When the local fishermen were venturing to the deep sea for fishing they spotted the giant stingray entangled in their net. They later brought the huge fish to the fishing base.

The fishermen identified the fish to be a stingray locally called ‘Sankucha’ and immediately pulled it out of the water. The fish was so huge that even four fishermen could not lift it. They shifted the gigantic stingray in a trolley today morning.

Stingrays are a group of sea rays, which are cartilaginous fish related to sharks. Many species are endangered. Stingrays are common in coastal tropical and subtropical marine waters throughout the world.

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  1. Debasish says

    Please save them for our better future. So sad to see this . Just think how much year did he survived & faced such worsted conditions in his life & finally caught & got killed… they also deserve to live .

  2. Dr jibesh Patra says

    They should have left it in the sea.Was it necessary to kill it ? Preserve the ocean life and ecological system..

  3. Sujit says

    What happened to the fish??

  4. Ayushman says

    This is rediculus. Killing endangered species is very sad. News channel should show the bad impacts of such activity, instead they show just for publicity.


    Endangered species are not meant to be killed this way! Govt should ban these and put up strict measures… Also, news channel should show this other than useless stuffs to make people aware how these species are imp to the environment….

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