Mangaluru experiences fish scarcity - Prices skyrocket


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Jun 25: It is vacation for mechanized boat fishing in the coast now. The country boat fishing should have started by now. However, as the traditional boat fishing is not yet started in full swing, there is a scarcity of fresh fish in the market. The price of fish that is arriving into the local market from other states has skyrocketed.

If the coastal region gets good rain, which induces small storm in the sea, then it is feast time for the traditional boat fishermen. Under such conditions, they get a big bounty of fish. However, this time around, it did not rain sufficiently till now because of which there is no small storm in the sea. For the same reason the traditional boats have not ventured into the sea for fishing which has caused alarming increase in the price of fish.

In the midst of this crisis, fish traders bring fish from other states. Popular fishes like mackerel, sardines, madangu and rebtayi are supplied from the states of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Their price also is too high now. Mackerel is being sold at Rs 180 per kilo, while the sardines are priced at Rs 110 per kilo.

Even the frozen fish is in great demand. Frozen mackerel is being sold at Rs 200 per kilo, disco fish at Rs 150 per kilo, kallur at Rs 200 per kilo. Big size prawns are priced at Rs 350 per packet, while the smaller variety is being sold at Rs 250.

  

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Wed, Jun 26 2019

    Not to worry BJP is elected to power and Modi will solve any problem that crops-up.
    His ambition and promise to make India 'New Bharath'

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Wed, Jun 26 2019

    Forget fish, just see how the rates of vegetables have flared up, even chicken and egg.prices have been jacked up! With expected deficient rainfall the inflation will aggravate along with acute water scarcity!

    Funeral of the common man!

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Jun 26 2019

    When these fishermen increase the rates of fish as per demand, do you think they deserve subsidies and grants from the government for everything?

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  • NN, NN

    Wed, Jun 26 2019

    In 60s a fish vendor (hawker) used to shout bungude..bungude.. and the women used to ask panavk yeth. (Panav or chakra means 25 paise). The vendor used to say 10. Then the women used bargain and get 11 bungude for panav or chakra.

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  • Sunil Pinto, Dubai/ Udupi

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    Everything is harmful after middle age...not only Pork and beef.
    Poultry Chicken is filled with too many steriods
    Mutton, these days not sure if it is stray dog even..
    What to do?

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Wed, Jun 26 2019

    Dog and cat meat is a delicacy in some countries!!

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  • RonRon, Udupi

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    Please avoid consuming fish for couple of months...

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    I have left eating fish 🐟 due 2 formalin. pork chicken 🍗 & beef & local made vegetables r da alternative.

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    David
    Just do not think formalin is used only in fish.
    In places where electricity supply is erratic, you have to watch mutton, beef and pork, that is kept out in the market, if flies are near them. Since flies are around the market, and if no fly is near the meat, then it is sure there is formalin in the meat. If one can see one or some flies near the meat, there is no formalin in it.

    In India, specially during rainy season, due to various reasons, electricity goes off for days, still, meat merchants keep their meat fresh, thanks to formalin. My relative has a cold storage and he told me what merchants are doing.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 26 2019

    formalin is cancerous & Goa govt banned fish from karnataka.flies' r everywhere & in everybody's houses

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  • Shashi Shetty, Santhoor

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    de foresting the coastal region is going to be a big curse for the entire country. we will see huge famine in the country. The govt. have risked bu converting our green tulunadu into a red desert. Our Nandikoor Forest destruction was a last nail .

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    My parents say they could buy two mackerels or quite a few sardines for just 50 paise. In the '70s.

    And then India became a developed country.

    Now we talk about mackerels at Rs 180/kilo.

    As soon as we touch US$5 Trillion economy, mackerels will be at Rs 1,000/kilo.

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  • Shashi Shetty, Santhoor

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    I remember buying bagful of fish from Mudharangadi fish market @ Rs2. there was so many fish in the bags we used to eat for almost a week for a joint family of 15people. way back late 70s and early 80s. those were the good days. There was a fish called Kurchi - don't see it anymore these days which was so tasty for fish curry. My granny used to keep Bangude in the gravy for 1week - the reheated gravy used to smell like heaven and we used to fight to clean the pot. ( infact it is difficult to explain the whole experience in english. )

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    Very well explained by you and it's mouth watering the way you put up..My neighbour Shetty family make tasty bangude curry and especially old ajjamma does fantastic fish curry.. 😋may she live long.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    When mackerels reach rupees thousand....even thorns of the fish will be costly and tasty. If a person marries when his girlfriend turns to 40, he and his wife will be unable to bite the fish bones...both bokkubaayee🙄

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    Yes those were the wonderful days of the 1970s. Mackerals were available from 8 to 12 for a Rupee and sardines 100 for 50 or 75 Paise. Unforgettable days indeed.

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  • Shashi Shetty, Santhoor

    Wed, Jun 26 2019

    Most of the people born in 60s and 70s May remember our brooks ( Thodu) rivlets ( tharu) used to have so many fishes and we use to fish enough fish for our lunch . Want to pull some names for memory sake Kijan , Thikote , Konthi , Puriyol , Mugudu , Modonji , Abroni and also Etti . Also big crabs .

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Jun 26 2019

    Mangalorean mangalore,It is true,but that time rupee was not so inflated like today for could buy rice or vegetables at a fair rate.Everything started to become costly when money from gulf countrys poured in,people from gulf started to buy fish with big notes without bargaining ,and costly fish .Locals had to be happy with mackrels and sardines.Big hotels used to grasped the fish from bunder.so begann our fish to outside and hotels .Only rich could afford it.Now due to inflation rupee too has no value.Now we speak only in crores .lacs are gone,thousands have no value.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    Pork & Beef are an Alternative ...

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  • Kumar, Kinnigoli

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    ಚಿತ್ರಾಪು ಗ್ ಪೊಂಡ ಫ್ರೀಟ್ ಮರುವೈ ತಿಕ್ಕುಂಡು......

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    Eating PIG is 'HARAAM' Jossey Sir....COW even worse...

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.
    I can only lead you the Water but drinking is your Prerogative ...

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    Is he a horse Jossey sir? Only fish live in water na? Why are you taking him to the waters?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Jun 26 2019

    Cynthia, Kirem
    Langool is a Catholic & my good friend from Belman ...

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Wed, Jun 26 2019

    Oh oh... Really?? Good information

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  • Derek, Boston, USA

    Wed, Jun 26 2019

    What do you eat then in DC ?
    Even french fries are fried with PIG FAT !

    MAYBE YOUR POISON BUT OUR SAVORY!

    Please save the plants/ vegetation before they become extinct else our earth will turn into a DESERT!

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  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    But the rather scanty monsoon this year fails to create a conducive 'Mahol' for complementary 'liquid' to go along with the solid delicacies you have mentioned.

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  • John Tauro, M'luru

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    Pork and beef cannot be alternative for fish. Both are harmful after crossing middle age.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    my grand father was eating pork & drinking soro/alcohol. he lived 92 years w/o yoga.

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Wed, Jun 26 2019

    May be he would have crossed century, had he not eaten pork and did not drink sorro. (only fun intended).

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 26 2019

    vegetables eaters morarji Desai, human urine drinker couldn't cross 99. what was Vajpayee age when he died.

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