Udupi: Deep sea fishing yet to begin – Fish prices still high

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (MS)

Udupi, Aug 5: The price of fish in the local market has skyrocketed as the mechanised boats have not yet ventured into deep sea fishing. In addition to rise in prices, non-availability of fresh and most sought after varieties of fish has dampened the spirits of pescatarians.

A green signal was given for deep sea fishing to start from August 1. However, purse seine boats have not taken to the sea since it has turned violent because of heavy rains and winds. Even country boats are also not getting into the sea. So the rates of fishes have shot up.

Sardines which used to cost Rs 100 to 150 during normal season are now selling at Rs 250 to 300. Mackerel price has shot up from Rs 100 to Rs 250 per kg. Pomfret price has crossed Rs 1000 per kg. Earlier it was sold at Rs 700. Small pomfret which was available at Rs 500 is costing Rs 700. King fish is being sold at Rs 1200 instead of the usual rate of Rs 1000 per kg.

Fisherwomen say that the rates of fish have been in the higher range for the past two months. The number of consumers is also less. They are unable to sell the fish, even if they sit the whole day in the market.

Roohi and Katla fishes, which are grown in ponds, are also arriving at the market but their price has just doubled.

The price for fish caught by using angle is also quoted at Rs 700 to 1000. Though there is a demand for king fish and pomfret, the fish of this variety are not available. Fish from outstation districts are also entering the local market.






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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 06 2022

    Most religions looks like elite created for divide and rule. God has allowed it, as if single religion was there none would have survived like who is the greatest god in that religion as Holy Scripture says You are gods, Sons of the Most High. In other words All are gods as Holy Scripture also says that God created human beings in Godly Image, Loving, peaceful, joyful, humble, gentle, self controlled, friendly, patient... But due to human greed, lust, pride... godly image has got corrupted. Like children when they grow up influence due to wrong friends or company their godly nature gets corrupted. So it wiser to choose good friends always. If done something wrong in their life try to correct quickly and not to fall again. Not to get addicted to alcohal, drugs, social media, mobile games... so not to loose but to have or retain godly self control. Love thy neighbour also is very good. If hated or not turned other cheek when slapped on one, both land in hospital or in hellish situation and then life long physical and emotional scar. But given other cheek the one who hit will be ruing later, will definitely come back asking for forgiveness and for reconciliation to overcome his guilty conscience. So always love thy neighbour.

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  • flavian dsouza, chik

    Sat, Aug 06 2022

    Deep sea fishing should be controlled .. no more excess fishing ..people have to pay . Big fish also need smalll fish so have to maintain a balance

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    Hope Nalin Kumar will solve this issue soon.

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  • TK, dubai

    Sat, Aug 06 2022

    he will inaugrate the sea and split the sea like Moses

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Fri, Aug 05 2022

    whether deep sea fishing begins or not does not matter....prices all commodities including fish are always higher in coastal districts....rates are cheaper in other cities...only advantage you get fresh fish if you go to port

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