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15-foot long sawfish caught, chopped and sold in Karachi

KARACHI:¬†Fishermen had a big catch between the mouth of Turchan and Khajar creek of the Sindh coast when they netted a 15-feet long giant sawfish on May 26. Locally known as liara, the gigantic yet dead sawfish was caught by shrimp trawler Al Zahid Ali. But due to the large size and heavy weight of the female large-tooth sawfish, fishermen used a crane to carry it on their boat. They later transported the endangered species to Karachi on a pick-up and auctioned it the same day at Ibrahim Hyderi. The sawfish was…