[Species in News] Hilsa Fish

Context

  • Recently Fishermen in West Bengal are in for a pleasant surprise amid the COVID-19 gloom as they have exuded hope of a bumper yield of Hilsa, known as “maacher rani” (queen of fish).

About Hilsa Fish

  • IUCN status: Least Concerned
  • a species of fish related to the herring, in the family Clupeidae.
  • a very popular and sought-after food fish in the Indian Subcontinent.
  • The national fish of Bangladesh and state symbol in the Indian states of West Bengal and Tripura.