By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Jan 11: Around 3,000 quintals of local fish from fisheries in Barpeta, Morigaon, Hazumpuri, Mangaldai and Sipajhar is set to glut the Bhogali market in the city so as to beat imported fish. “In Bhogali Bihu people demand local fish. The demand for chital and bokua (catla) is the highest. A chital of 5 kg costs around Rs 1000, and a 3 kg one is sold at Rs 500-600. A kg rohu costs around Rs 400 against Rs 350-450 for a three kg of bokua,” said Pinku Paswan, a fish wholesaler at Uzan Bazar fish market. “We will bring chital, rohu, bokua, aari, xol (channa). The retail prices of fish will exceed the wholesale prices by around Rs 300 in every five kg,” Paswan said. “We will watch out if any retailer sells imported fish in the name of local ones. They’re the ones who defame Uzan Bazar Ghat fish market,” said Brihattar Uzan Bazar Anusuchit Nibonua Matsya Byabaxayi Santha president Bhaskar Das.