Karnataka fisherman catches two giant manta rays while deep sea fishing off Malpe port

Manta rays belong to the genus Mobula and have triangular pectoral fins, two horn-shaped fins, forward-facing mouths. The manta rays caught on Wednesday weigh 750 kg and 250 kg each.

FP Trending October 22, 2020 19:59:45 IST
Karnataka fisherman catches two giant manta rays while deep sea fishing off Malpe port

Representational Image. Wikimedia commons

Two giant manta rays weighing 750 kg and 250 kg each were caught by a fisherman in Mangaluru on Wednesday, said reports. A fisherman by the name of Subhash Sailan went deep sea fishing off the Malpe port and when he returned to the shore, a crane has to be called in to lift his big catch into a truck, as per a India Today report.

According to a report by The News Minute, the fisherman got on his boat Nagasiddhi on Tuesday. A large number of locals congregated to see the giant fish that he returned with.

The report quoted former president of Fishermen's Association in coastal Karnataka Yathish Baikampady saying that manta ray is neither common nor too rare. The size of fish may vary but they are caught often.

"The fish will be exported and is expected to fetch a handsome price. This is also the first such large haul in the port of Malpe after deep sea fishing has recently resumed post (COVID-19) lockdown," he added.

Manta rays belong to the genus Mobula. It has triangular pectoral fins, two horn-shaped fins, forward-facing mouths.

According to the National Geographic, manta rays are the largest rays in the world and they are highly intelligent as also highly threatened.

The fish are found mostly in warm temperature, subtropical and tropical waters. It has been categorised as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

The smaller reef manta has a wingspan of around 11 feet, while the giant oceanic manta ray can have a wingspan of up to 29 feet.

Updated Date:

also read

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Defending champion Tamil Nadu face upbeat Karnataka for title
First Cricket News

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Defending champion Tamil Nadu face upbeat Karnataka for title

The 2021 final will be a repeat of the 2019 Syed Mushtaq Ali summit clash, which saw Karnataka edge out Tamil Nadu by one run in a thriller

KCET 2021: Round 1 seat allotment results released; check direct link here
India

KCET 2021: Round 1 seat allotment results released; check direct link here

The results were initially supposed to be out yesterday but were postponed due to issues related to the seat matrix in engineering colleges

KCET round 1 seat allotment 2021: Results out at cetonline.karnataka.gov.in/kea/; check details here
India

KCET round 1 seat allotment 2021: Results out at cetonline.karnataka.gov.in/kea/; check details here

The seats will be allotted based on the performance of the applicant in KCET 2021, the choices opted by them and the availability of said choices.