GHOL FISH (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Env and Eco)

News-CRUX-10     23rd November 2023        

Context: Recently, Gujrat declared the Ghol fish as the state fish of Gujarat during the two-day Global Fisheries Conference India 2023 in Ahmedabad.

Ghol Fish

  • About: It is one of the largest fish found in India. 
  • Found: Marine areas (marine fish) of Gujarat and Maharashtra in a golden-brown colour.
  • Globally Distribution: Indo-Pacific region, spanning from the Persian Gulf to the Pacific Ocean.
  • Also known as: The black-spotted croaker in many parts of the world.
  • Scientific name: Protonibea dianthus.
  • Uses: Ghol fish is used to make beer and wine and its air bladder is used in pharmaceuticals.

Global Fisheries Conference India 2023

  • Location: Gujarat Science City.
  • Theme: Celebrate the Fisheries and Aquaculture Wealth.
  • Participants: Foreign missions, experts, government officials, think tanks, academia, international organizations(such as the World Bank, FAO), industry associations, and other key stakeholders for the conference. 
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