Fish, being the staple food of almost every Indian household has become very expensive today. High quality fishes like surmai, halwa, lobsters, pomfrets and prawns are outsourced to the hotel industry at a premium and the rest is packed in trucks for export. What ultimately enters our kitchens is the rejected lot, which finally ends up in our markets at a price unworthy of its taste and smell. The common man can only look and watch as their precious marine resources are being siphoned off under their very noses by the trawler owners.
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)