Pakistani fisherman: The golden fish, or “Sowa” in the local dialect, were captured from the Arabian Sea on Monday by Haji Baloch and his workers. Baloch is a resident of the impoverished Ibrahim Hyderi fishing village.
After auctioning off a large quantity of uncommon fish with numerous therapeutic qualities, a fisherman in Karachi, Pakistan, became a millionaire overnight.
When fishermen auctioned off their catch on Friday morning in the Karachi harbor, the entire catch was sold for about 70 million rupees, according to Mubarak Khan of the Pakistan Fishermen Folk Forum.
Because materials from the Sowa fish’s belly are thought to have extraordinary therapeutic and medicinal qualities, the fish is valued highly and rare. Surgery also makes use of a fish material that resembles thread.
One fish fetches around 7 million rupees in the auction, said Baloch. – Pakistani fisherman
In East Asian countries, the fish, which can reach a maximum size of 1.5 meters and typically weigh between 20 and 40 kg, is highly prized.
The Sowa is used in regional cuisine and traditional medicines, which is why it is more significant culturally and traditionally.
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, he recounted.
Haji promised his seven-person crew that they would split the money.