Any Fin is Possible: HK Businessman Buys Snapper for US$38K

 

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A Hong Kong businessman's friends and family look set to have a whale of a time: at a fierce bidding war in the Bangladeshi port city of Chittagong, the unidentified Chinese businessman snapped up a rare golden fish for a whooping US$38,000. 

The action, which took place at the bustling Fishery Ghat market near Chittagong port, saw the unidentified businessman outbidding at least 500 other traders for the prized catch, a golden snapper weighing a hefty 38kg.

 Any Fin Is Possible Hk Businessman Buys Snapper For Us38k 1

The $38,000 golden snapper surrounded by curious onlookers at the Bangladeshi fish market

According to an ABC report, Noman Siddiqui, a Zoology professor from the Marine Fisheries Academy in Chittagong, was quoted as saying the gleaming golden scales of the snapper, which are typically red or silver in color, was the primary reason it commanded such a high price.

Mr Siddiqui also added that just "three or four golden snappers are caught in the Bay of Bengal" every year. The snapper's firm flesh and bladder are considered delicacies throughout Asia.

Via [ABC]

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