Huge 300-kg fish fires up restaurant's business

16:11, October 20, 2010      

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A restaurant, which is located on Songshan Road of Ningbo, has become the talk of the town after its boss caught a huge 2.1-meter-long fish weighing more than 300 kilograms and exhibited it in his restaurant.

The boss surnamed Lin said the huge fish could sell for about 60,000 yuan in the market and several museums called him hoping to collect it, but he is not selling.

Lin caught the huge fish on the afternoon of Oct. 15, and he sent it back to Ningbo by air the following day.

Since the fish was exhibited, people crowded around to watch it and took photos with it immediately due to ads of it that had been placed earlier.

Lin also called someone to put a fish weighing more than 5 kilograms close to it for comparison. What would normally be considered a big fish was dwarfed by Lin's colossal catch.

By the night of Oct. 19, more than 100 kilograms of meat from the huge fish were booked by customers. Lin said even every part of the fish could be finished as a piece of dish independently. On the price list of the restaurant, head of the fish was priced at 88 yuan for a half kilo and its meat from body was priced at 68 yuan for a half kilo.

An engineer surnamed Ni has been doing oceanic studies for more than 30 years, said he had never seen a fish as big as this one during his career. He also said the fish was a kind of giant spotted grouper, which was normally not heavier than dozens of kilograms. He could only recall one instance of such a fish weighing more than 250 kilograms.

By Wang Hanlu, People's Daily Online

(Editor:王寒露)

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