Maharashtra fisherman nets 150 Ghol fish with ‘heart of gold’, bags Rs 1.33 crore in auction

Ghol fish is a delicacy and has many healing resources, and is highly valued in several countries. Its ingredients are used to make medicines and other high-priced commodities.

Fortune can change anytime, it is destiny. Here’s a good example of a fisherman becoming a crorepati overnight.

Chandrakant Tare, a fisherman from Murbe village in Palghar district, never thought he would make a fortune with his catch and earn crores overnight.

Tare went fishing in his boat into the sea for the first time on August 28 after the monsoon prohibition on fishing was lifted.

150 ghol fish in the net!

While fishing, he saw that his net had become heavy, and he promptly pulled it out. He and other members on the boat were surprised to see around 150 ghol fish in the net at once.

The entire batch of fish was sold to traders from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar for a whopping ₹1.33 crore. On an average Tare sold each fish for Rs 85,000.

ghol fish – an exotic specimen

Ghol fish is a delicacy and has many healing resources, and is highly valued in several countries. Its ingredients are used to make medicines and other high-priced commodities.

The Financial Express wrote, “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 with benefits.”

Ghol fish is also known as “the fish with a heart of gold.”

Ghol fish, scientifically known as Protonibea diacanthus is thought to be amongst the most valuable aquatic fish. It is in high demand in south-east Asia and Hong Kong.

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