Sale of fish increases as temperature drops


The sharp drop in temperature in the twin cities has led to a hike in the sale of fish and increase in the number of sale points in different areas. The demand for fish in the capital has increased due to the decrease in temperature during the past few days. The sale of different kinds of fish including Rohu, Mahasher, Thela fish, Salmon, Silver and common Carp, has increased as people throng to fish sale points all over the twin cities.
Market rates for a kilogramme of raw fish vary according to the type of fish. Rohu is being sold for Rs 250 per kg, Mahasher for Rs 300, Silver for Rs 240 and Salmon for Rs 700. Fried fish points have also been set up throughout the twin cities. Fried fish shops on Melody Food Street in sector G-6, Aabpara Market and G-10 Markaz are among those most frequented. A kilogramme of fried Rohu fish is sold for Rs 500, Silver at Rs 450, Salmon for Rs 1,500 and Mahasher for Rs 650 in Islamabad.
Pakistan’s developing fishing industry has a significant share in the national economy and contributes to 1 percent of the Gross National Product.