Hilsa is regularly labelled as the Queen of Fish for its taste, and the Bangladeshi-hilsa is viewed as more delicious than its Indian partner.
With happy season round the corner, around 100 tons of the Bangladeshi hilsa fish have just arrived at the market in West Bengal. In comparison, another 1,350 tons is relied upon to show up in a staged way till October 10.
Hilsa is frequently labelled as the Queen of Fish for its taste, and the Bangladeshi-hilsa is viewed as more delectable than its Indian partner.
“This year Bangladesh government are sending 1450 tons of hilsa, of which 100 tons have shown up since Monday. While around 20 tons showed up on Monday, another 40 tons came to on Tuesday. On Wednesday the staying 40 tons have shown up,” said SA Maqsood, secretary of the Fish Importers’ Association in West Bengal.
In 2012, Bangladesh had forced a prohibition on the fare of hilsa to India. The Sheik Hasina government in 2019 chose to permit 500 tons of the fish as a puja blessing to Bengal. The happy season begins from Thursday with special Vishwakarma Puja including the Mahalaya.
“The imported fish weight within 600 grams to 1.2 kilos and expenses around Rs 600 to Rs 1,300 for every kilo. The Bangladeshi assortment is more delicious and more substantial and slick than the Indian partners,” said Maqsood.
This comes when a massive number of Bengalis are confronting a devastating lack of their preferred fish.
This year many had felt that with cleaner streams post-lockdown there would be a major also reap. Specialists had said that as contamination in the stream Ganga and its feeders was less this year in light of the lockdown, there were chances that schools of hilsa would relocate upstream to raise.
“Yet, truly the hilsa get has gone down in the course of the last three to four years. In 2016 there was a colossal reap of two or three hundred tons. Contrasted with this we have had the option to reap under 20 tons this year,” said Pranab Kumar Kar, administrator of United Fishermen Association, probably the most significant relationship of anglers in West Bengal.
The storm is the primary season when these fish are accessible. Such is the hankering for Bangladeshi hilsa that the thing is regularly pirated through the permeable Indo-Bangla fringe in south Bengal. The BSF has held onto two or three hundred kilos of Bangladeshi hilsa this year.