Sea Cucumber In Mandapam, Tamil Nadu, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) recovered two tonnes of prohibited Sea Cucumber.
The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) team stood in the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay locations to effectively block any possible maritime escapism.
Following that, a boat carrying 200 bags of sea cucumber weighing 2000 kg was taken custody.
The ship was tied about 15 kilometres south of Mandapam, off the coast of Vedalai (Vedalai is a village in Ramanathapuram district, Tamil Nadu state in southern India)
Sea Cucumbers captured are said to be worth around eight core rupees.
According to the inquiry, the consignment was scheduled across the International Maritime Boundary Line during the night.
Official Statement Of Indian Coast Guard (ICG)
Indian Coast Guard hovercraft boarded a suspicious ship 05 miles south of Mandapam, Tamil Nadu, on 19th September & seized 2000kg Sea Cucumber under the wildlife protection act 1972.
The ship is handed over to Forest Department.
What Is Sea Cucumber?
Sea Cucumbers, also known as Shark Fins or Fish Maws, are marine animals with leathery skin and elongated bodies.
Sea cucumbers live on the seafloors throughout the world.
These Sea Cucumbers are used in traditional folk medicine to treat a wide variety of diseases.
Why Are Sea Cucumbers Expensive?
They are considered as highly-prized luxury seafood with a status of wealth, and they also have medicinal advantages.
They are used to treat diseases like arthritis, cancer, frequent urination, impotence, and other diseases. As a result, sea cucumbers are in high demand in China and Southeast Asia.
How Are Sea Cucumbers Used?
Asian and Middle Eastern cultures have used sea cucumbers as a food source and healing element.
For nearly 170 years, fished from the Pacific Ocean.
Fresh or dried, these slug-like critters are used in a variety of recipes. However, the dried form is the most common.
Rehydrated dried sea cucumber, also called bêche-de-meror trepang, is used in soups, stews, and stir-fries.
Anybody can eat sea cucumbers fresh, pickled, or fried.
Because of their slick smoothness and bland flavour are generally flavoured with various ingredients such as meats, shellfish, or spices.
Chinese cabbage, winter melon, and shiitake mushrooms are frequently used in their preparation.
Sea Cucumbers Are Packed With Vitamins And Minerals.
- Calories: 60
- Protein: 14 grams
- Fat: less than one gram
- Vitamin A: 8% of the Daily Value (DV)
- B2 (Riboflavin): 81% of the DV
- B3 (Niacin): 22% of the DV
- Calcium: 3% of the DV
- Magnesium: 4% of the DV