It might sounds astonishing. But it's true. A hilsa weighing 2.5 kg was sold at Tk 16,000 in Mawa wholesale fish market on Tuesday.
A local trader-- Goya Nath Das-- bought the hilsa in an auction spending the sum of money.
He, later, sent the fish to capital Dhaka for making more profit.
Earlier, a fisherman caught the hilsa in the Padma River at Sureshwar in Shariatpur district and taken to the wholesale shop of Shahbuddin for sale.
Hilsa is considered as one of the most tastiest fish due to its distinctly soft oily texture and mouthwatering flavour.
The prices of Hilsa fish have increased in city retail markets with approaching the Pahela Boishakh, the first day of Bengali New Yea.
A hilsa, weighing a kg or 1.2 kg was sold at Tk 2,300 to Tk 2,500 in city kitchen markets on Tuesday.