VIDEO: Domestic fishing market sidelined, best of Mumbai’s fish exported

Fishing in Mumbai

The catch has dwindled by half for the fishermen of Versova due to a variety of factors. Pic: Subuhi Jiwani / People's Archive of Rural India

Fish caught in Maharashtra are not promoted enough in local markets. The local fish, considered to be superior in quality are exported for lower prices outside the country.

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Even restaurant associations refrain from purchasing these local fish and prefer to import lower quality fish such as the Basa. Why do we need to bring fish from outside when we have a superior quality of fish such as the local Tuna, Sakla, Ghol, Barracuda, Snapper etc, ask local fishermen.

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