A group of fishermen in Odisha’s Bhadrak district have caught several rare Ghol (locally known as Telia) fish, known for their medicinal value, and sold one of them at whopping Rs 6,000 per kg.
A total of 8 Ghol fish, considered to be one of the most exotic and expensive varieties of marine fish were caught by fishermen from Odisha from off the coast of Dr. Abdul Kalam Island yesterday.
Fisherman Narayan Jena and his associates went into deep sea off Dhamra coast on June 15 and returned with 8 Ghol fish, many of them weighing over 30kg, on Thursday morning.
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.