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Regional News of Wednesday, 2 May 2007

Source: GNA

Fishermen at Adafienu catch a rare big fish

Adafienu, May 02, GNA - A rare large fish measuring 4.2 metres long, 1.2 metres wide and a metre high was at the weekend hauled ashore in a net by a group of fishermen at Adafienu a coastal community near Denu in the Ketu District.

It has a broad head about 0.9 metres wide and was the fourth similar specie to be caught in the area in recent times. The others were caught at Amutsinu, Adina and Blekusu nearby fishing communities.

Looking mainly bluish, it has a rough skin, dotted black spots on its skin with its fins measuring 0.6 metres and tail 1.1 metres long. Mr Korku Mensah Dzuda, the net owner told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that his crew felt the weight in the net when they were pulling it ashore at the weekend and spotted the fish. He said the damage caused to the net by the fish was estimated at about five million cedis.

Mr Dzuda said no one had claimed seeing such a fish. The fishermen had released the rare fish for sale on the market. According to the fishermen, the country's deep coastline invites big fishes.