Fishing on the seas was closed due to a month long prohibition of fishing because of the Maharashtra monsoon. Fishing initiatives started after the ban was lifted. The fishing journey started with the fishermen.
On the late night of August 28, Chandrakant Tare, a fisherman from Palghar in Maharashtra, began fishing with eight of his colleagues. They had no idea that the fish goddess’s benefits would be bestowed upon them. They discovered 157 Ghol fish in addition to the numerous deep sea fish. Those fishermen’s lives were forever changed by this fish. The fish was sold for a total of 1 crore 33 million rupees.
Where and How They Caught “Ghol Fish”
They were in the Harba Devi boat, which was sailing to Wadhwan, a distance of 20 to 25 nautical miles. They had no idea that this fishing expedition would alter their lives. He and his team caught 157ghol fish, also known as the “sea gold.” In nations such as Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, and Japan, broth fish medication and pharmaceuticals are in high demand.
Auction for “Ghol Fish”
The fish were then auctioned in Palghar’s Murbe neighbourhood. Traders from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar paid Rs 1.33 crore for the entire consignment.
Due to pollution, such fish are quite scarce in the area. Fishermen in the area must venture deep into the sea to catch a good catch.
What had made “Sea Gold” so precious?
The ghol fish is also known as the ‘Sea Gold’ fish. Protonibia diakanthus is its scientific name. Medicines and cosmetics are made from every part of this fish. This fish is used to make a variety of products, including medications, cosmetics, and sewing threads. In Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, and Japan, this fish is in high demand. However, due to pollution, the Ghol fish population has plummeted. Those fishermen’s fate will be revealed as soon as they receive it.