Friday, April 6, 2012

US$38,000 for Golden Snapper

According to media reports, a chinese businessman paid $US38,000 for a rare golden snapper in the port city of Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Golden Snapper caught in Bay of Bengal sold for $38,000
The Chinese businessman who was not identified but is said to come from from Hong Kong,  bought the fish from local fishmarket operator, who himself bought it from fishermen who caught it in the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday.

The fish, which weighted in at  37kg, is one of only 3 or 4 golden snapper caught each year in local waters according to local fishing experts.

Unfortunately for Aussie fishermen, the Golden Snapper they're familiar with (also called Fingermark, Large Scale Sea Perch or Red Bream) is not the same fish. Sorry guys.

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