What a catch Palghar fishermens fortune change after selling 157 ghol fish for Rs 1.33 crores

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After months-long ban on fishing due to the monsoon in Maharashtra, little did some fishermen from Palghar knew that the first day of fishing would fetch them Rs 1.33 crore worth of catch.

Chandrakant Tare, a fisherman from Palghar, set off sailing for fishing along with eight of his colleagues on the late evening of August 28. They were in the boat Harba Devi and went to Wadhwan, which is 20 to 25 nautical miles.

Tare never imagined that this fishing trip would change his fortune. Tare and his team got a catch of 157 ghol fish, known as 'sea gold'. The ghol fish is high of medicinal and pharmaceutical use and is in huge demand in countries like Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, and Japan.

The auction for the fishes was held in Murbe, Palghar. The whole consignment was bought by Uttar Pradesh and Bihar-based traders for Rs 1.33 crore.

Due to pollution, such fishes are very rare in the area. Fishermen in the area have to venture deep into the sea to get a good catch.

The fish, whose scientific name is 'Protonibea Diacanthus', is a type of croaker fish. It is used in cosmetics, medicines, thread making dissolvable stitches in surgery. Every part of the fish is highly used for medicinal and pharmaceutical purposes.

Source Indiatoday

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