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Abundant hilsa supply brings down prices in Chandpur

Published : Thursday, 22 August, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 50

Chandpur, Aug 21: Machghat, the largest wholesale Hilsa market in the district, is flooded with fish caught in Hatia, Sandwip, Dhalchar, Barguna, Nijhum Dwip, Charfesson, Pathorghata and Bhola.
Hilsa caught from Padma and Meghna rivers weighing about a kilogramme are being sold at Tk 900 while Hilsa of the same size from the sea fetched Tk 700. Those weighing two to two-and-a-half kilograms are being sold at Tk 2,000 to Tk 2,100 per kg in Chandpur markets. Fish traders Nurul Islam and Mofiz Peda said at least 15 trucks and six to seven trawlers, each carrying 150 to 200 maunds of Hilsa, started arriving daily after Eid-ul-Azha.     -UNB





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