The massive swimming pool at the Aveda Resort and Spa in Kumarakom, Kerala, India is busy with guests these days. The resort is still closed due to COVID-19 and the swimmers are actually pearl spot fish, a delicacy in India and the Middle East. From The National:
"We have had zero revenue, so in June, we put around 16,000 two-month-old pearl spot fish in the pool," says Aveda's general manager, Jyotish Surendran[…]
"We plan to harvest by November and will export to the Middle East," Surendran said, predicting about four tonnes of pearl spots growing in the swimming pool could be worth $40,000 (Dh146,900) on the market.
(image: AVEDA Kumarakom)