Panaji: After failing to break ice with South Goa Planning and Development Authority (SGPDA), Wholesale Fish Markets Association of Goa has began moves to shift the market outside PDA’s premises.
Wholesale fish sellers have been requesting SGPDA and its Chairman Wilfred D’Sa to allow operation of the market, after District Collector Ajit Roy gave an approval for its functioning even during lockdown time.
“We are in touch with few Salcette panchayats #alternate land for well developed wholesale fish Market #Panchayat can generate huge revenue #3 Panchayats have shown positive interest,” Maulana Ibrahim, President, Wholesale Fish Markets Association said in a statement issued here.
If wholesale fish market is shifted, the SGPDA will be facing huge loses of revenue.
The non-starting of wholesale fish market has resulted in sky rocketing prices in the state. With State banning trawling activity from next month during monsoon, the fish will be scarce in the market, as the imports have shrunk in absence of wholesale fish market.
It is understood that SGPDA Chairman Wilfred D’Sa has asked the wholesalers to provide registration number of the trucks which will carry fish.
The wholesale fish traders have said that it is not feasible to give the numbers as different trucks are used every day to carry the commodity.
The wholesalers have said that the numbers of the truck can be taken down at the entry point.