Rare ‘bird fish’ caught in Meghna River for 1st time
Published: 05:05 PM, 24 July 2021
The seven-foot-long, 22kg sea fish called ‘bird fish’ caught in Meghna River for the first time
In Lakshmipur, a 22kg sea fish called ‘bird fish’ has been caught in the net of fishermen in the Meghna River. The fishermen call it a bird fish as it has “fins” on its back. Curious people flocked when the fish was taken at Jarirdona ghat. This is the first time this fish has been caught in this area.
The seven-foot-long fish was sold for Tk 2,500 at Jarirdona fishing ghat in Patarirhat of Kamalnagar upazila at midnight on Friday.
According to locals, Md. Gofran, a fish trader of Lakshmipur, bought the fish for Tk 2500. He has been preparing to take the fish to Dhaka and sell it at a higher price. At that time, Mohtamim Maulana AHM Noman Siraji of Raipur Karimia Mohammadia Madrasa requested the trader to sell the fish to him. He bought the fish at the same price. Later, he and 10 others shared the fish.
Kamalnagar Upazila Fisheries Officer Abdul Quddush said it is a marine fish. It is called “bird fish” because of its fins. The people of this region have never seen this rare fish before. Therefore, the locals bought the fish and shared it by requesting the trader.
Lakshmipur District Fisheries Officer Mohammad Billal Hossain said the fish looks like a rare species. The fish is completely unfamiliar to this region. The fish has left the sea due to the rising water in the Meghna.