One of the most exotic and expensive variety of marine fish i.e Ghol Fish was caught by fishermen from Odisha, off the coast of Dr. Abdul Kalam Island. Narayan Jena, the fisherman and his associates ventured into deep sea off Dhamra coast on June 15 and returned with as many as 10 such rare fishes, each weighing over 30 kg..
The Ghol Fish is locally known as Telia and commonly called the blackspotted croaker was caught by a local fisherman. The fisherman & co. used to venture out into the Bay of Bengal on his boat for their catch daily.
According to reports, the heaviest among the lot weighed about 27 kg, followed by 16 kg, 12 kg, 8 kg, etc. The fish sold at a whopping Rs. 6,000 per kg to traders, amounting to a whopping Rs. 1.8 lakh for the entire haul.
This predatory fish’s heart, titled ‘Sea Gold’ is known to possess medicinal properties. Native to the Indo-Pacific region, this species is hard to catch. They surface predominantly, during breeding season. According to sources, the fish is usually exported to Singapore, Malaysia and other South-East Asian countries owing to its high medicinal value.
In the month of March this year Paradip fisherman sold the same rare Ghol fish for Rs 1.1 lakh . Know more.