New Delhi: The Ghol fish is prized for its therapeutic properties, and pharmaceutical companies have used it to create dissolvable stitches. It is a sort of black-spotted croaker fish known scientifically as Protonibea diacanthus, and it is in high demand in nations such as Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia.
After a fisherman from Palghar, Maharashtra, Chandrakant Tare, and his team captured around 157 Ghoul fishes near Wadhwan, the fish became the buzz of the town, fetching them a hefty Rs 1.33 crore. Due to pollution, ghol fish are rare in the area, and fishermen must go deep into the sea to catch a good catch.
The following are some interesting facts about the Ghol fish:
This fish is also known as ‘Sea Gold,’ and it is a native of the Indo-Pacific.
They’re well-known for their therapeutic properties.
The fish has been used by pharmaceutical companies to create dissolvable stitches.
These are among the most costly marine fish on the market. Kidney stones are also cured by the bladder of the Ghol fish.
Its heart also improves sex power and immunity.
Its fins are also said to have therapeutic properties.
In Singapore, they’re utilized to make wine.
Ghol fish also contains a variety of vitamins, minerals, and proteins that aid in eye health.
This fish was a valued catch for Chandrakant Tare, who went fishing on August 28 after a long hiatus owing to the COVID-19 limitation. He had no idea how things were going to change for him.
Tare and about eight crew members set sail for fishing on the evening of August 28. They took the boat Harba Devi to Wadhwan, which is 20 to 25 nautical miles away. As word spread about their catch, anxious buyers came, and the fish were reportedly sold to the highest bidder, who were dealers from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.