Rare Golden Snapper Sells For $38,000 In Bangladesh

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CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh, (AFP) -- A Chinese businessman paid $38,000 for a rare golden snapper Thursday in the Bangladeshi port city of Chittagong, a leading fish trader said. The unidentified Chinese businessman from Hong Kong bought the 37-kilogram (82-pound) fish "for its tasty bladder and succulent flesh", Jahangir Saudagar, who sold the fish, told AFP.

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Saudagar, who works at the Fishery Ghat market near Chittagong port, had bought the snapper from fishermen returning from the Bay of Bengal late on Wednesday. He purchased the fish at an auction, beating out at least 500 other traders.

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"I continued to bid until everyone else gave up because I knew I could sell this fish at (a high) price. In the end, I sold it for 3.05 million taka ($38,000)," Saudagar said.

Zoology professor Noman Siddiqui of the Marine Fisheries Academy in Chittagong said the golden colour of the snapper -- usually red or silver -- was the reason it commanded a high price.

Only "three or four golden snappers are caught in the Bay of Bengal" every year, Siddiqui told AFP. In some Asian cultures, snapper meat is considered a delicacy.


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detapia

I could see if were a golden clam!

April 07 2012 at 2:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
masukmian

WoW!...is that so high price?

April 07 2012 at 12:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
altfinish

It had better taste good for that price, I would be just as happy with Red Fish and bacon wrapped scallops.

April 06 2012 at 11:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dolphinbluecrabs

Got a question. Is the Golden Grouper of equal value. I know where to catch some of those here in Mexico.

April 06 2012 at 6:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
keithcllrn

I like RED SNAPPER

April 06 2012 at 5:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
larry

EAT MORE FISH!

April 06 2012 at 5:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
larry

I'm having fish for supper at 5 pm i will order extra and bring home a dogie bag!

April 06 2012 at 5:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
coughlinpatrick

malt vinger..lots of malt viniger

April 06 2012 at 4:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
brown.jan

These people are too busy breeding to consider long term consequences of what they are doing. Ignorance is bliss. The poor and the stupid are the multipliers. The gap between the haves and have nots.

April 06 2012 at 2:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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undrgrndgirl

wrong. over-consumption by the haves (and in this case i mean so-called westerners) does far more damage than those you call "poor and stupid" (which i assume also mean darker skinned)

April 06 2012 at 2:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ohshooot2

Man didnt die 2 million years ago without cows and pigs etc.. there are many other ways to get proteins, and hunting.. not slaughtering was one of them.

April 06 2012 at 1:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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