An article from The Hustle on 23 January says that certain specimens of the endangered Asian arowana have fetched up to $300,000 at auction. How it asks did a fish become a status symbol? An endangered species in the wild, the Asian arowana is illegal to import, sell, and, in most cases, own in the US. The article poses the questions: How did this fish become such a hot commodity? Who controls the market? And why is it illegal on US soil?
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