Hilsa Fishing: Unlucky in rivers, fishers counting days to go to sea

Frustration is growing among the fishers of coastal region due to lack of hilsa fish in rivers. Even though the ban on fishing at sea expired on Friday, their luck is yet to change as they couldn’t go to sea for the first two days after the ban due to the cautionary signal-3 at sea […]

Fishing in troubled waters keeps big hilsa away

A hilsa dish from Oh! Calcutta kitchen.

Indiscriminate netting and inadequate rainfall have come in the way of mature hilsa swimming up the Hooghly from the Bay this monsoon, said scientists studying the movement of the fish whose delectability depends as much on the salinity of the sea as the sweetness of the river water. On Sunday, fishermen from Kakdwip in South […]

Hilsa Fish: What Makes It So Popular and Demanding

Hilsa Fish: What Makes It So Popular and Demanding

Hilsa Fish The Hilsa Fish, also known as Ilisha, is high in good quality fatty acids and Omega-3, which protect humans from coronary heart disease. Hilsa fish is one of the few fishes known for its exceptionally soft meat. The Hilsa, […]

Why the iconic Hilsa is vanishing from commoners’ menu in West Bengal

Why the iconic Hilsa is vanishing from commoners’ menu in West Bengal

Hilsa and the monsoon are as much synonymous in Bengali lexicon as they are in the kitchen. But Hilsa or Illish, a freshwater fish native to the Bay of Bengal, continues to be elusive to the Bengali commoner. In Kolkata, the retail price of Hilsa has touched around Rs 1,500 a kilo, up from Rs […]

Three decades on, Hilsa returns to the Ganga

Hilsa, the pricey but notoriously bony fish beloved by Bengalis, has been caught in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand for the first time in three decades after the gates and fish locks of Farakka barrage were changed to allow the upstream migration of the fish that lives in the seas but spawns in the rivers. […]

Rise in fuel prices also taking a toll on hilsa – Social News XYZ

Rise in fuel prices also taking a toll on hilsa

By Saibal Gupta Kolkata, July 18 (SocialNews.XYZ) The spiralling prices of petrol and diesel in the last one year is not only taking the famous hilsa fish out of the reach of the middle-class Bengalis, but it is also having a far-reaching effect on the population of this ‘silver queen of the river’. The steep […]