- 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.