Fishermen on strike protesting `cartelisation`
Rameswaram (TN): The fishermen here on Sunday launched an indefinite strike protesting the fish traders forming a "cartel" and quoting very low price for their catch.
Rameswaram Fishermen`s Association president Emerit said that in no other state the traders quoted such a low price for the fish nor did they form a cartel like in Tamil Nadu.
He alleged four fish trading companies formed a cartel and they did not allow others to participate in the auction.
For example, prawn was quoted only for Rs.250 a kg or 300 while in Kerala it was quoted double the price. "We do not have cold storage facility to store the fish, and forced into a distress sale."
He wanted the government to intervene and break the cartel and provide cold storage facility.
Officials of Nila Sea Food, one of the four companies facing the charge of price cartelisation, when contacted denied the allegation saying "We are paying fair price."
However, they refused to compare with the prices prevailing in Kerala and Karnataka
Fisheries department officials said they were inquiring into the charge.
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