Prices of fish have come down at Kasimedu fish market as the Tamil month Aadi has come to an end. Vendors at the market said that the price had almost doubled due to increased consumption last month.
“In the month of Aadi, the prices of fish were double the normal because people tend to buy fish every weekend. This month, the price will be lower, except on Sundays. Seer fish (vanjiram) is now sold for Rs 650 per kg, horse mackeral (parai) at Rs 330, black pomfret (vaval) at Rs 600 and white at Rs 900. While big red snapper (sankara) is sold at Rs 250 (big) per kg, medium is sold for Rs 200 and small Rs 150. If the demand goes up again, the price will be hiked further,” said Sivalingam, secretary of Thesiya Meenavar Sangam.
“The price of prawns differs every week based on its demand. Flower prawn is now sold at Rs 1,000 (big), Rs 550 (medium) and Rs 400 (medium) and tiger prawn for Rs 1,250. There is also a hike in the price of lobster. Rock lobster is sold at Rs 1,750 (alive), Rs 650 (dead),” said Vishnu MT, MTV Sea Foodz.