Social media users have been thrown into a state of shock with news of a Nigerian man capturing a Blue Marlin Fish worth $2.6 million.
The capturing of the fish wasn’t the source of shock for many but rather what the man and his village folks decided to do with it.
They ate the fish which was captured in the Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State of Nigeria.
Africa Facts Zone, an up to date facts platform run by a Nigerian businessman, Isima Odeh shared a picture of the man with the Blue Marlin Fish surrounded by some villagers on Twitter.
A Nigerian man captured a Blue Marlin Fish worth $2.6 million. Him and his village people ate it. pic.twitter.com/awcJ3TlZRF
— Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) March 8, 2021
They were certainly not aware of the worth of such a fish and as often done in many fishing communities in Africa, fish caught in the sea are used to prepare meals.
Blue Marlin Fish is not often eaten by humans due to unhealthy amounts of mercury and other contaminants found it it.
Social media users reacted to the news with mixed feelings.
And people wonder why africa is so poor and backwards
— Hugo hoetschenreuter (@hugobauers) March 8, 2021
Lol, I guess they didn’t knew that it worth that huge of amount of money, I’m sure if they eventually know they wouldn’t eat it!
But it’s really crack me up💯😅😂
Him and him village people eat it, very funny💯 pic.twitter.com/ti3XPTD2UM
— Nafdac_911🎧🎼🎵🎶 (@Officialnafdac1) March 8, 2021
How the f*ck was he supposed to know that it’s worth that much? I’d probably would’ve also eaten it!
— PrizzyKN (@KnPrizzy) March 8, 2021
The will remain poor!!! The selfie that the gentleman is taking with an android phone is for what if the can’t even Google to know more about their catch, the type of fish… Poor in spirit they will have the heaven as heritance😡😡😡
— David TSHOMBE (@MwantT) March 9, 2021
THE CAPTION SHOULD BE: 👇😊
African Man from Nigeria become the first person in the World to Eating a Fish that Worth $2.6 Million. The fun fact is that,
He is Poor from a Village 😅
We should be Proud & not underestimate Him like White Peoples, they’re Jealous He’s not White😂
— Mshauri Serikali 🇹🇿 (@MshauriSerikali) March 9, 2021
The man after taking two bites and then hears the price pic.twitter.com/wzxDVkDTUU
— KHALIQ (@abd_dapo) March 9, 2021
Then you say Africa 🌍 is poor when a villager can have a $2.6million fish for lunch with his family without even touching his wallet pic.twitter.com/zcuAMd07aW
— Africa (@africa_our_home) March 9, 2021
High-stakes world of tournament sports fishing generates a lot of money and in 2018, it included a head-spinning $904,000 payout for the biggest tuna, a $924,000 prize for the largest blue marlin.
That includes the $2.6 million mega-payout for the largest white marlin reeled in.