They said, in the last 10 years, such a big vole fish has not been found in Mongla market. This species of toothfish is almost on the verge of extinction.
Earlier on January 12, a vole of fish weighing 23.5 kg was picked up for sale in Rupsa wholesale fish market in Khulna. Then the news came that the price was more than eight lakh rupees.
At that time, Khulna District Fisheries Officer Jaydev Pal said, basically, the bigger the vole fish, the higher its price. Because, the air bladder or air bladder of this marine fish is used to make medicine. This fish is also used in making special soups in different countries.