Outsized stingray, look-alike in North Goa create buzz | Goa Information


Panaji: A video of an outsized stingray being carried by two fishermen on a wood stake goes viral, as social media customers are impressed by its large dimension. Final week, one other stingray look-alike caught by a Pernem fisherman added to the thrill.
The honeycomb stingray (Himantura Uarnak) is commonly netted by fishermen in areas of Baina bay and Kharewada, Vasco. However the fish caught close to Arambol coast by Bhushan Pednekar, a fisherman from Keri in North Goa, is but to be correctly recognized. “I had by no means seen or caught this fish so far as I can bear in mind,” Pednekar stated.
As he isn’t positive whether it is edible, he has saved it within the fridge at house. The flat and spherical fish measured three ft from its mouth to tail tip and two ft throughout.
“It may presumably be the primary file of Porcupine whipray (Urogymnus asperrimus), because it has brambles like a porcupine. We shall be checking the specimen bodily,” G B Sreekanth, fisheries scientist, Indian council of agricultural analysis, Outdated Goa stated.
The opposite catch of greater than a metre diametre at Baina seashore lately drew a lot consideration, as it’s feared for its painful sting. “It’s extremely prized for its meat. It’s lower, salted, dried and stocked for the monsoon or used to make ‘para’ – a delicacy when fish is scarce,” Silvestro D’Souza, a chef stated.
The dry fish is pricey and is wanted at feast festivals throughout summer time. The stringray’s liver is even bought individually, as its oil is believed to be wealthy in omega-3 fatty acid. “This outsized specimen will yield at the least 4 to 5 litres of oil, which is sweet for medicinal function,” D’Souza stated.



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