Mangaluru: Boats not undertaking fishing activity - Fish prices skyrocket


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jun 12: Fishing season has ended. Because of cyclone, country boats are not venturing into the sea. As a result, there is shortage of fish in the market, pushing fish prices up.

Fishing is still going on in Tamil Nadu coast now and a few varieties of fishes from there are making their way into the markets here.

The cost of silver fish, which is in high demand in coastal Karnataka, is now one hundred rupees for 30. Fish species like mackerel and sardines are reaching here from Tamil Nadu. Price of mackerel has reached Rs 400 per kg as against Rs 200 to 250 it commanded a few days back. Every sardine costs Rs 15 while sear fish although in demand, is in short supply.

Fishermen leaders feel that the prices of fish will remain high during this month. Once country boat fishermen begin fishing activity after a few days, the prices may come down a little, they say. Trawl Boat Fishermen's Association president, Nitin Kumar, said that fish prices have gone up because of shortage created due to the fishing season coming to an end and country boats not undertaking fishing activity.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Jun 13 2019

    Of course rainy season is difficult to get fresh fish.Do as we do here Store fresh fish when you get cheaper in summer,in deepfreezer.It helps when you have utter wish to eat fish or take dry fish .Afterall soon you may get local river fish..It shouldnt be always fresh fish everyday.Go with time as it comes.I long for good old crabben or prawns from mangalore .

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Thu, Jun 13 2019

    Rita... Good comment.. But dear one should be very careful while using dry fish... It's very dirty... I saw at one place either side of the place, excreta of small children and even dogs urinate, they put mouth in that if no one is watching... First wash thoroughly and boil in hot water and then cook.. Yes river fish is available but too costly.. I heard three days before four "kallur" (small koddai) costed 200/-....

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    Time to farm raise fish and vegetables along with Chicken, pig, duck, rabbit, and cow farm.

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  • Valson Mendonsa, Mangalore/USA

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    Mr.Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai .. I agree with you..
    Eating Chicken Tandoori... Beef Steak ... Pork Ribs...is the Best option these days... as nobody wants eat Best Vegies NOR they wants grow in their backyard..

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  • Dheeraj, Shirva Manchakal

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    Do you mean frozen items which decorated in well known shopping malls.

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  • Abdul kader, Vidya nagar, Kasaragod.

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    Better eat Chicken (kilo 120 rs).

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  • Elwyn Goveas, Valencia

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    Among the three veg,fish,meat fish is always considered to be healthy and non cholestrol.Doctors too agree with this .Fish has so many medicinal health values and even control acidity as well.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    We have started eating Chicken & Beef ...

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  • Ganesh Pai, Bengaluru

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    In addition practice South Korean & Nagaland food habit.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    Reduce eating fish for time being, automatically the rates will come down. Fish eaters have capacity to buy , that's why sellers increase prices. If nobody buy fish ,automatically the rates will come down. Because it is perishable item.

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  • Jennifer, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    Fish is not only costly, its contaminated too. I bought Anchovy (Yerlyo) today, only to realize that they are 50-50 mixed with rotten fish. While the fresh ones are supposed to be firm, the contaminated one are droopy and feel like baby-skin. Dread to consume fish in such situations.

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  • Dheeraj, Shirva Manchakal

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    Why not you opt for season fruit...like pelkai pacchir sukka..or kachha maveeena hannu chutney along with ganjee. It will keep stomach perfect in this season. Do you think by paying more will get good food..??

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  • Jennifer, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    Dheerajjj... Are you a vegetarian by any chance ??

    Look, fish is not as bad as meat - OK ??

    Nevertheless, we do cook Pelakkai/Kanhile/Thojankk and all that rainy season delicacy..

    However, fish eaters don't miss it at-least twice/thrice a day but they also can go without it when its not available.

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