BENGALURU: Over 100 varieties of exotic and indigenous fishes will be on display at Karnataka’s flagship fisheries event ‘Mathsya Mela’. The four-day event will be held at Sree Kanteerava Stadium in the city from Friday.
Fisheries Minister Pramod Madhwaraj on Tuesday said that Mathsya Mela will mark completion of six decades of the Department of Fisheries and the objective is to connect industries and institutions with the public, farmers and fishermen. The exhibition aims at providing a common platform for diversified fisheries stakeholders to establish a strategic partnership and to give impetus to technology led fisheries development in the state, he said.
Around 4 lakh visitors are expected to visit the mela that will have an ornamental fish gallery, ornamental fish competitions, informative theme areas, food court, fish recipe competitions and fish sale.
‘Goa minister’s statement immature’
Madhwaraj said Goa Fisheries Minister’s statement on imposing tax on trucks carrying fish outside the state is an immature statement. “This will have an impact on Karnataka and Goa as people will be unable to sell their fish outside the state,” the minister said. Goa Fisheries Minister Vinod Paliencar had recently stated that the government is mulling tax on vehicles carrying fish for sale outside Goa to ensure
availability of quality fish in the state.