Bhadrak: It was a bumper catch for fishermen as a 4.5 feet Marlin fish, a rare species that is considered as fast swimmer, was caught by fishermen from deep sea off Dhamra coast today.
The long-nosed aquatic mammal was then brought to Chandanipal fishing base here and later sent to Kolkata sources said.
Black Marlin is considered the fastest animal in the sea with a recorded speed of 129 km/h (80 mph).
Marine experts opined that the rare fish found in Pacific Ocean might have deviated from its path in search of food.
Worth mentioning, a whale shark weighing 107 kg was caught by a group of fishermen off Dhamra coast last month. The fish was sold to a Chennai-based pharmaceutical company at Rs 7.49 lakh.