Dry fish processing is directly related to the economic development of the Coastal areas of India. Research data says that India is the second largest fish producing country with the contribution of 5.43% in global fish production and West Bengal has been able to secure the second position among all the states of India. West Bengal is having many Coastal beaches where Fish Drying process is happening in a bigger way as having almost 160 Kilometre Coastal lines&covers mainly the districts of South, North 24 Parganas and Purba Midnapur the people staying nearby of these areas are completely involved in this process. In Bengal, some of the prominent fish drying beaches are like Digha, Bakkhali, Frazergaunj, Junput, Mandarmani, Henry Island which contributes almost 8% of all form of fish exports of India.
Under Purba Midnapur of West Bengal, Digha is one of the biggest export markets in the Coastal area of India where Dy fish processing is happening throughout the year except the monsoon time. More than 50 % of these local people of these Coastal areas are involved in making Fish Drying, Regular fishing throughout the year. Dried fish like patia, lahara, vola, Chanda, ruli etc were commonly available in the market and are a part of this processing. Winter time (October – January) is the pick time of processing, while other months are showing relatively low production & work suspended in the period of the rainy season (July – September).
Quality of these Dry Fish varies on Size, weight & demand in the market. This Fish industry is one of the biggest small-scale industry for West Bengal which require proper Government supervision especially on the processing unit’s infrastructure, Hygiene issue which can help better production not only for the State but for the Country.
About Avishek Das
Avishek Das is an Indian born Photographer. Over the past 7 years, he has been actively associated with this field of photography. He is the Chairman of Creative Art Solution – A Registered Photography Club of India under Federation of Indian Photography & Liason Officer of Master of Light Photographic Association for Asia & India.
His photographs and writings have already been published on different Websites & Photo competition in national & International level (Italy, France, Argentina, Serbia, Romania, Wales, Greece, Canada, China, Bosnia, Malaysia, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Macedonia, Turkey, UK, Bangladesh, Slovakia, UAE, Indonesia), National Geographic Your Shot Edition (75 Times), 1X .com , Vogue, Dodho Magazine, Asian Photography, Better Photography, 121 Clicks, SHADES of GREY Magazine France, Creativeimagemagazine, inspiroindia, Unframe Italy and many more. He bagged more than 375+ Awards (National & International) including Bronze, Silver& Gold Medal from Royal Photographic Society, Photographic Society of America, International Association of Art Photographers, United Photographers International, Fédération Internationale de l’ArtPhotographiquefor his Photographic works.
His significant achievement like – Grand Winner of Ariano Film Festival – Italy (Digital Photo Category), ICICI Bank Privilege Moments Zonal Category Winner (India), Asian Photography Artistique Special Mention Award (India), Metropolis Asia Runner Up Award – Street Photo Category, Finalist in HIPA Award & Siena International Photo Award, Silver Medal Winner in Px3 Paris Global Photo Award, National Award Winner- Sony World Photography Award2017, Merit & Honor Award in Golden Orchid International Art Festival USA 2017 , ND Awards 2017 , 2nd Prize Chromatic International Color Award 2017 . He has also been Rated World No 1 Top Exhibitor by Photographic Society of America‘s Who’s Who in Photography Book 2016 – Photo Journalism Section.
He has been Appointed as Jury Member from Russia, Bosnia, Serbia, India for different International Photography Competitions. For his Photographic Development & Achievement recently he has been Awarded with Distinction EFIAP (Excellence FIAP) from Fédération Internationale de l’ArtPhotographique (France) Recognized by UNESCO and Crown Level 2 by the Global Photographic Union, Greece, SSS/b by Sille Art Gallery, Turkey.
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