Fish scarce in Margao markets

 Fish markets, including Goa’s only wholesale fish market at Margao, opened on Thursday after a two day shutdown but fish lovers had nothing to cheer about with fish turning scarce in the markets today.

justify;">A crucial meeting of mechanised boat owners has been called at Kesarval on Friday morning which will decide the future course of action vis-à-vis the ongoing strike. The core committee of the boat owners is expected to meet before the meeting to take a firm stand on the issue.

Though the wholesale fish market opened today, the hustle and bustle was missing. With trawlers from Goa and other states still on strike, hardly any fish came from across the state’s borders. What further added to the scarcity was the confusion prevailing on Monday on the opening of the fish markets today. [H]