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100kg endangered Chinese bahaba allegedly sold for RMB3 mln in Fujian

    China's Fisheries Management Bureau is investigating reports that an endangered Chinese bahaba weighing 100 kilograms was caught and sold for as much as three million yuan in Fujian province. The fish was placed on China's second-class state protection list when its population dropped to around only dozen thanks to industrial pollution and overfishing.    According to a People's Daily report, a fisherman in Fu'an received the fish as a gift during the Dragon Boat Festival. The post went viral online, as web users noted that the worth of the fish,

Fujianese fishermen earns US$470K for rare 'Gold fish' he 'picked up'

The Chinese bahaba, a rare fish caught by a Fujianese fishermen. The monetary value of the fish has earned it the name of "Gold fish." (Internet Photo)     Chinese bahaba caught by Fujianese fishermen. (File Photo/CFP)   A poor fisherman in Fujian has made a fortune from a rare fish he caught in the sea on Aug 14. The fish has been bought by a fishmonger at the price of 3 million yuan (US$470,000), reported Fujian-based news website Haidu. The old and poor fisherman actually "picked up" the fish when he found it floating on the