Golden snapper.Most expensive seafood fish in the world(per kilo)?
Replies: 13 - Last Post: Nov 5, 2012 8:29 PM Last Post By: Donkeystone
Apr 7, 2012 2:44 AM
Golden snapper.Most expensive seafood fish in the world(per kilo)?A 37 kg. "golden snapper" caught off The Bay of Bengal and sold at a fish market auction in Chittagong,Bangladesh was sold for USD36,900 to a buyer in Hong Kong.
Anyone ever tried eating this type of fish?
Snappers are fairly common sea fishes and quite inexpensive in this part of the world and elsewhere. and they are pretty good eating,but this at nearly USD1000 per kilo sounds exhobitant,no?
Apr 7, 2012 5:12 AM
1I've trawled the net for info on difference between red, white and gold snapper but can't find anything. I know there isn't as far as taste between red and white snapper, the only difference is the colour of scales, so I imagine golden snapper to taste much the same way. It's obviously just a rarity and the Chinese are big on things like that.
Apr 7, 2012 7:42 AM
2Rare golden snapper sells for $US38,000 37 kilos is about 82 pounds.
It is apparently just an unusual color variation--only about 4 a year are caught. So the price reflects perception & rarity. A Bangladesh paper editorialized that
Apr 7, 2012 8:55 AM
Apr 7, 2012 9:11 PM
Apr 8, 2012 2:56 AM
5Fishing for many varieties of snappers and garuopers around old sunken shipwrecks and reefs off the coast in Malaysia,Indonesia is a very popular sports fishing activity out here.
The usual size of fishes we usually catch bottom fishing using baited hooks and sinkers are mostly around 1 to 5kgs and on rare occassions up to about 10 kgs.
They are pretty good eating especially when cooked/grilled/steamed fresh with the right ingridents ,sauces,spices and herbs but nothing spectacular to justify those prices paid at the auction.
In fact those sold fresh in the local fisherman's wet markets average around only USD/Aus 10 per kg.
Apr 8, 2012 12:20 PM
That said, we must be on guard against the golden snapper being chased and caught all over the bay. The fishermen are now aware that a single catch will change their lives. So, over-fishing may one day lead to extinction of this beautiful fish along with some other fishes. Those in charge of protecting our fisheries must come forward to save the golden snapper. Remember, it is no fault of the fish that it has a built-in treasure!+
It's much worse than that, the Indian fishing fleet regularly goes out day after day, night after night and regularly comes back with nothing, nothing compared to what they used to come back with 10 years ago. Pick any coastal village in India and you'll see the extent of what over fishing has done, it's bad enough with line caught fish but when you see what the drag nets produce, it's heart wrenching.
Apr 8, 2012 3:18 PM
Apr 8, 2012 9:43 PM
Apr 11, 2012 8:56 PM
Apr 12, 2012 1:17 AM
10Yes,giant bluefin tuna takes the prize as the most expensive seafood fish in the world in our previous discussion on this subject on GS some time back.
Still,the "golden snapper" at this price is eye poppingly expensive.
Having said that we have a few people out here who sometimes dine on "golden arawona" a fresh water fish which is also an expensive aquarium fish that can cost more than USD2k per kg.
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