Fish on your platter will be dearer for Christmas and New Year
Chavakkad: Fish prices have increased in the wake of Christmas and New Year celebrations.
The prices of King fish, Pomfret and Tuna have increased due to increase in demand and fisherfolk not venturing into sea owing to the holidays.
Fish prices this week (Last year’s price in brackets)
- King fish: Rs 750-800 (Rs 600-650)
- Pomfret: Rs 550-600 (Rs 500)
- Tuna: Rs 300-350 (RS 250)
- Bluefin Trevally: Rs 300-350 (Rs 200-250)
- Mackerel: Rs 240-250 (Rs 200)
- Prawns: Rs 280-300 (Rs 220)
Fisherfolk said that opening of bars in Kerala will further increase the demand for fish. There is an increase of Rs 40 to RS 150 per kilogram on all varieties of fish, said K. M. Shihab, a wholesale fish dealer in Chavakkad.
Meanwhile, the price has not reached the heights of Christmas last year, said Samikkutty, a fish trader at Blangad beach in Chavakkad.
A large section of the fisherfolk catching King fish, Pomfret and Tuna belong to Thiruvananthapuram and Kanyakumari regions.