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Baramulla, Jan 08: Fish marketing in Sopore is one of the promising and prosperous industry after Apple business. Sopore fishes are known in Kashmir all over for the taste and quality they have river Jehlum flowing through Sopore and people who work with this industry live on banks of the river and is the reason this industry is flourishing a lot.
“Fishes from Sopore are very famous and people buy them in large quantities and my stock ends mostly till noon,” said Bashir Ahmad a fisherman.
There is a separate market known by the name of ‘Gaddi Bazar’ in Sopore where every kind and size of fish is available and which remains mostly remains open the whole year.Another fisherman said that “early in the morning he and his wife goes to Jehlum to catch the fish and they never fail to sell all fishes and never run out of customers”.
The rates of the fishes sometimes goes upto five hundred a kilogram and the rates inflate quite often.
Jana Begum ,who is the sole earner of his family says that” I am able to at least earn some three to four thousand rupees a day and the days of festivals like Eid I even earn upto five to six thousand. She said that there is no job a woman can’t do and that she even goes to Baramulla and Kupwara to sell her fishes where she gets a good response as people buy the fishes of Sopore happily.”
There is little more government needs to do so in order to make this industry much more blooming which will help the economy of the area.
“I live in Kupwara but I usually come to Sopore to buy the fishes as they are very famous”, said a customer. (KNB)