Friday, May 4, 2007

something that catchs my eyes


Here is a picture of fishes, catched by rameswaram.fishermen.
The owner of the fishing boat is an ex-army man, who is living at about 20 Km from Ramanathapuram. These fishes are called "sheela" in local parlance.
one interesting thing about this fish is, although the boat owner is a local person, but it requires a special skill to catch this fish ,(they fix a number of fishing hook with white fishing rope at the back of boat , with small fish attached in those hooks to attract this bigger fish, and they sail in the sea at a high speed , to fool this 'sheela') so he have to employ fishermen from kanyakumari and nagercoil, which is more than 200 km from this area.
i am told that it is a very tasty fish, but unfortunately, to fetch a better price, all these fishes are packed in thermocolt box , with a ice , and then send by a lorry to tiruchirappalli airport , and then export to other country.so, at the local market it is very difficult to find this fish, even if you find one , it may be the one which is already spoil or bit rotten , ...............
.once i have a chance ,(courtesy ;indian navy), to pursue this fishermen , in a "cheetah helicopter' which is a four sitter helicopter without door, it is hillarious, but sometimes chilling also, diving towards a trawler boat , and asking them to produce their licence from a helicopter by using thump symbol is an interesting expedition.....

3 comments:

aku said...

Nice to see u enjoying yourself...

sup said...

musthave been fun savoring those delicious morsels

avena said...

@sup
thats true..at least there's that feeling of adventure hehe......

@aku
are you still in jalpaiguri?...how is the weather there?...i met nirmala in her office yesterday..she took me to CPMG office and had some chatting...