Goa: The Mormugao Municipal Council decided that no vendor will henceforth be allowed to sell fish along roadsides. MMC chairperson Nandadeep Raut said that from Tuesday, fish will only be allowed to be sold at the fish markets. The MMC took the decision after Vasco’s fisherfolk community protested by shutting the fish market on Monday and demanding that a meeting with stakeholders be convened immediately.
“We will not tolerate people selling fish at every nook and corner of Vasco. We lose our business because of this. We have already lost a lot of business since many fish selling points have mushroomed in Vasco,” said Caridade Pereira, a fisher vendor who headed the fisherfolk delegation at the meeting.
Vasco MLA Carlos Almeida, who chaired the meeting, directed police and Raut to make arrangements to stop the sale of fish outside the market. He assured the fisherfolk that necessary action would be taken against those who continue selling fish illegally.“In the pandemic, many of those who lost their jobs and businesses, including taxi drivers, took up to selling fish.’
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