Mumbai fisherman sell fish worth Rs 5.5 lakh; here’s why it’s so expensive

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: August 8, 2018 6:11:31 pm

Touted as ‘the fish with a heart of gold’, the scientific name of the black-spotted croaker is Protonibea diacanthus. (Representative Image/Thinkstock Images)

When Mahesh Meher and Bharat, two fishermen brothers from Maharashtra set out on their boat Sai Laxmi, on Friday, little did they know that they would strike gold. While returning to Murbe coast with their regular catch, the duo netted the ghol weighing 30kgs. Hailed as the costliest catch at Mumbai-Palghar coastline, the fish was sold at a whopping Rs 5.5 lakh.

Prized in east Asia for its medicinal properties, ghol fish, which is commonly known as the black-spotted croaker is an exotic specimen. Right from iodine, omega-3, DHA, EPA, iron, taurine, magnesium, fluoride, to selenium, it is loaded…

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