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780 kg-Shankar fish caught off Bengal's coast undersold for Rs 50,000

According to locals, Shankar has medicinal values and fetches Rs 2,000 a kg. The catch was 8 feet long and 5 feet wide. Shankar fish is eaten widely in Bengal.

KOLKATA, July 28: A giant Shankar fish weighing around 780 kg was caught by fishermen off Bengal's Digha coast on Tuesday morning. Witnesses described the fish looked like a flat ship.

Shankar was sold for Rs 50,000 to a trading firm in the State. However, according to locals, Shankar has medicinal values and fetches Rs 2,000 a kg. Large crowds of villagers and tourists gathered to see the fish when it was brought to the market.

Fishermen say this is the heaviest fish they have ever caught. It was 8 feet long and 5 feet wide. Shankar fish is eaten widely in Bengal. Shankar is a generic name for Ray fishes in eastern India.





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