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Mangaluru: Cyclone triggers shortage of fish, skyward prices


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Dec 6: Fishing activity which had come to a standstill on account of cyclonic storm, Ockhi, did not take off even on Tuesday. Fishing boats failed to venture into the sea in ports like the city, Malpe, Gangolli etc although the disturbances at sea have subsided. Strong wind even at deep sea made it impossible to safely navigate the boats and therefore, the fishermen decided to stay ashore as condition of high alert continues and they have been advised to stay away from sea.

Because of the suspension of fishing activity, the quantum of fish reaching the markets has dwindled and automatically prices of fish have gone skyward. Several fish vendors have been forced to suspend business on account of non-availability of fish for sale. Fish varieties like pomfret, mackerel, sear fish etc commanded high prices in the market at Malpe.

Kerala meteorological department expects wind velocity to reach 45 to 50 kms per hour during the next one day and asked fishermen and people living near the seashore to be vigilant. Therefore, fishing activity might take a few days to stabilize.

 

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  • J.F.D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 7 2017

    Definitely we experience shortage of fish and because of this cyclone etc. fishermen also warned not to go for fishing. So now the fish price is exhorbitant. really beef and chicken is cheaper. But how long we can consume such meats. Our ancestral have made us to have a meal with fish with its curry. So our next generation have to find some other alternative methods in lieu of fish. Meanwhile let us hope that the position will improve soon.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Thu, Dec 7 2017

    This is quite possible because of restriction in fishing due to cyclone effecting demand and supply.

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  • JNB, Mangalore-Mumbai

    Wed, Dec 6 2017

    Fish Farming is best solution.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Dec 6 2017

    HOW CAN YOU HANDLE FLOODS ...

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Wed, Dec 6 2017

    There is one technology to grow fish in sea side. In Japan they are doing so. They put perforated barrier for few acres in water so that grown up fish doesn't escape to sea.
    You can few truck load quality fish and there is a huge profits.

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  • Amith shetty, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 6 2017

    Stop eating such foods if price reach sky...some people have tenancy of showing their wealth by buying things by paying 10 times higher price as it is symbol of their status.....We have lot of alternative option that fish, switch to it guys....Meen tinandinakulla meenu detonere suru malpuver just to show off.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Dec 6 2017

    Give us permission to eat BEEF ...

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  • Avinash, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 6 2017

    He is a law abiding citizen and a secular. Wow!!!

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman/Wash DC.

    Wed, Dec 6 2017

    Only Leopard can eat Cow(Beef) Jossey...not you...permission denied...

    ...JH...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Dec 6 2017

    I can still import Indian Beef from USA ...

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Wed, Dec 6 2017

    If no fish, for the time being adjust with vegetables or altrnative items.
    Nungel ijja ?
    ettida chatni
    Bangde curry
    Ademinu fry

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  • Raghavendra M K, Mumbai Maharashtra

    Wed, Dec 6 2017

    flavin, one can go for lighter diet for two days . basale gassi is good and tasty.

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  • santhu birve, Mumbai/Udupi

    Wed, Dec 6 2017

    vante dina meen tinjida dala avand. safety is important.

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  • Francis Saldanha, Bahrain

    Wed, Dec 6 2017

    The life of our fisher folks is more important than not having protein intake for few days…!!

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  • I wish I was there, Bahrain

    Wed, Dec 6 2017

    Have bananas that also has proteins.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Dec 6 2017

    We are glad our fishermen are safe ...

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