A very rare kind of fish species which is popular for its extensive use in the making of many medicines was captured by the local fisherman in the port city of Pakistan—Gwadar.
As per reports, a fish species weighing forty-one kilogram and dubbed as croaker fish or Arabian Sea meagre fish—Argyrosomus henii, which is locally known as Kir (sowa) was captured near the Pishukan some days back.
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The fish was recently auctioned for a huge sum of money, exactly for an amount of Rs1.1 million, owing to the presence of a special ingredient. The ingredient found in the fish is more of value than the meat and is used by the pharma firms for producing surgical items.
The croaker fish arrives near the coastal area only during the breeding season, otherwise catching this fish species is pretty tough.
Abdul Raheem—the environmental expert and the senior member of Gwadar Development Authority said that in 2017 more rare fishes were captured and were sold for millions of rupees.
He also said that although the local fishermen receive a huge sum of money for the rare species of the breed in Karachi the firms were getting much more prices than they are paying at the local level.