Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Fishing in Mangalore

 Pics Courtesy: Prakash Kamath, Kanthavar
A Fishing Boat arrives with catch
With only 12 more days to go before the Deepavali celebrations start, fishing in Mangalore is catching up like every year. Deepavali is the time when fish is found in variety and abundance in the Arabian Sea. Mangalore and Malpe are the major fishing ports in the undivided Dakshina Kannada District. The main catch here are Yetti(Prawns), Bondaas(Squid), Bangude(Mackerel), Boothai(Sardines), Manji(Pomphret), Anjal(King Fish), Thede(Cat Fish), Kaane(Lady Fish), Bollanjir(Silver Fish), Kollatharu(Anchovies), Thaate/Balyaar(Shark), Thorake(Sting Ray), Koddai(Croaker), Yeri(Red Snapper), Nang(Sole Fish) Madimal Meen(Pink Perch) and Disco. Giant Crabs and Lobsters are also seen sometimes when the weather is clear.
Usual Scene on Fishing Dock Bunder, Mangalore
Bigger fish such as Tuna, Salmon and Muru Meen are not rare but not as big as their counterparts in the west or the Orient. Rams, Mudavu and Chanake are also seasonal delicacies that are used mainly in making fish fillets, fingers, chilly, manchurian and masala fried fish.

A kilo of any good fish ranges from Rs.250/- to Rs.450/- in high season. In off season, the rates may go double. With prawn farming, price of white prawns has come down significantly and jumbo prawns are available for around Rs.250/- a kilo. Tiger prawns fetch good rate and Karkadi(Brown medium ones) which are also rare to find these days in local markets, also fetch good price as they are mostly exported.
Crowd Curious to see what's the catch
 Some nutritional facts about fish 
(Source: http://www.helpwithcooking.com/fish-guide/introduction-to-fish.html)
  • Some types of fish are very low in fat
  • The fattier fish types contain healthy essential fatty acids (omega-3) that are actually very good for the body
  • White fish types are rich in vitamin B12
  • Oily fish are rich in vitamins A, B12 and D
  • Fish is a high protein, low-fat food
  • Small fish bones that may be eaten are rich in calcium
  • Fish is a good source of iron
  • Fish is very easy to digest and therefore a good food choice for the elderly or people who are not feeling very well
  • Fish does not contain harmful saturated or hydrogenated fats
  • 100 g of fish contain up to half the daily recommended amount of protein
Come. Lets go around the fishing dock of Mangalore and see what's today's fresh catch!
Pink Perch
Small, but also in demand!
Variety of Fresh Fish
Some bigger King Fish and Grey Pomfret
They come in all shapes and sizes!
Some delectable ones
Had they allowed this Shark to grow!
Happy man with White Pomfret!
Sea Bass(Apanas), a delicacy
Young Muru Meen
A huge Muru(Guru) Meen
Muru Meen catch is good!
Not many big Stingrays
Some more fresh fish
Fresh Mackerel
Brisk Business
Big Cat Fish. Much in Demand
Fresh Catch collected, sorted and weighed
Heaps of Anchovies
Fresh Anchovies
Bustling with Activity
Bargain here as well!
Now That's what I call White Pomfrets!


Sundari Kamath said...

Lovely post with pictures!! So detailed..Just brings back a lot of memories.

Rajanikanth Shenoy, Kudpi said...

Thanks Sundari Kamath. You've been always supportive :-)

Bhayankar Bhandu said...

Droooooooolllllll..... So many pics of the wealth of the seas.... made me hungry.... Let us plan a trip to Giri Manja Kudpimaam!

Rajanikanth Shenoy, Kudpi said...

Sure Sudhir. I am just recovering from Flu. Gimme a week's time :-)

Unknown said...

hi sir this is siva frm chennai, can u give the tamil name for muru meen ,thank you.

Rajanikanth Shenoy, Kudpi said...

Mr. Siva Kumar, Muru Meen is called in Tamil as follows -

Kalavan, Komeri, Panni Meen, Kelavan

Source: http://soulsdelight.blogspot.in/2009/09/no-more-confusion-over-fish-names.html

Unknown said...

sir, wat we call indian salmon in local language in tulu.. please upload picture of it

Rajanikanth Shenoy, Kudpi said...

Harish K,

Indian Salmon is Rawas, Raavas or Ramsu.

This link shows how it looks. Last one is Indian Salmon: https://sites.google.com/site/sunshinenirvana/Salmon-Threadfin.jpg


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