Pakistani Fisherman's Million-Rupee Catch
© AFP 2023 CHAIDEER MAHYUDDINAnglers fish during sunrise in Banda Aceh on April 11, 2023.
© AFP 2023 CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN
Haji Bloch, a Pakistani fisherman, struck gold this week as he reeled in a remarkable catch from the Arabian Sea - a group of rare golden fish called Sowa.
Weighing between 20 to 50 kilograms, Sowa is famed for harboring rare minerals in its belly, which are believed to possess healing and medicinal properties. Moreover, the fine, thread-like substance found in these fish is utilised in surgical procedures.
Baloch, who lives in Karachi's Ibrahim Hyderi fishing village, told local reporters that one Sowa fish fetches around 7 million pakistani rupees in the auction.
“We were fishing in the open sea of Karachi...when we came across this huge cache of golden fish, and it was a windfall for us,” Baloch said.
Baloch said the money would also be shared with his crew of seven people.