21 January 2020
Paradip: An extremely rare variety of fish was caught by local fishermen in Atharbanki area of the Paradip, today.
The fish is of rare Merlin kind and is locally known as ‘Kauu Macha’. It weighed around 200 kgs and was sold off at a whopping Rs 20000 to a buyer in Kerala. While it has no demand in the State, it is known to quite a favourite outside Odisha, said local fisher folks.
The news of the rare fish being caught spread like wildfire and there was a huge rush of people to catch a glimpse of fish in Baliplot market.