Odisha Fisherman Nets 22-Kg Rare Ghol, Sells It At Whopping Rs 8000/Kg

Bhadrak: It was a risk he took amid inclement weather conditions and the result was a whopping Rs 1.70 lakh.

According to sources, a fisherman of Talachua area in Odisha’s Bhadrak district netted a 22-kg rare Ghol fish (locally known as Telia) while fishing in deep-sea during the low pressure-induced rain two days ago. Following the COVID-19 restrictions, he went to Chandinipal area to sell his fish instead of travelling to Kolkata.

The auction began at an initial minimum bid of Rs 6,000 per kg and reached the final call of Rs 8,000 a kg. A Mumbai-based pharmaceutical firm, finally, bought it for Rs 1.77 lakh.

Ghol is one of the most exotic and expensive varieties of marine fish. This predator fish’s heart, Sea Gold, is known to possess medicinal properties. Native to Indo-Pacific regions, this species is hard to catch. They surface predominantly during the breeding season.
Two fishes of the same species were earlier sold for Rs 6,000 per kg at the village, the sources added.

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