Palghar fisherman sells 157 Ghol fish for whopping Rs 1.33 crore

A fisherman in Maharastra's Palghar has virtually turned a crorepati after he rcently caught 157 Ghol Fish in the Arabian Sea recently. The lucky fisherman sold his prize catch for a for a whopping Rs 1.33 crore.

Chandrakant Tare and 8 of his colleague sailed to the Arabian Sea for the first time after the lockdown on August 28, 2021. On their boat Harba Devi, at about 20 to 25 nautical miles in Wadhwan, Tare and his team caught 157 Ghol fish known as 'Sea Gold'. The fish has a high value due to its medicinal & pharmaceutical use and high demand in countries like Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, and Japan.

Within hours of reaching Murbhe, traders had lined up for the auction. During which, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar-based traders bought the whole lot for Rs. 1.33 crores.

The Ghol fish (Protonibea diacanthus) is a type of blackspotted croaker fish and every part of the fish is used in cosmetics or has other medicinal or pharmaceutical purposes.  The thread for dissovable stitches in surgery is alos made of the Ghol Fish.