Canal Fishery – A Morning

In the outskirts of our city we have some places where man made big canal and ponds are constructed and made compatible for harvesting fishes. The cost of establishing such a area is huge and the cost of maintenance is high. These are propriety based business and often handled by one man with a assistant and workers.

There are many such places and the locals call them “Bherri” or Harvest Ground for Fishes. Once these water bodies gets up and tunning its time to wait for the fishes. A proper grown fish can weigh up-to 5kgs at the time of dispatch to the local market.

Still there are many obstacles and unprecedented incidents such as storm, water pollution, excessive rainfall, labor and worker management issues and not the least financial problems for these projects to come to a halt. In such cases loss becomes unavoidable and high. Some have the strength to fight these hindrances and continue for the next season while others pack up and set for other jobs.

I have tried to document a whole morning of their activities, during winter season when working in dense fog and cold is very hard. I wish to go back again and continue this story, so till then this is what I have for the viewers.



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Student of Mr. Joydeep Mukherjee /member of team CSFK. Photography is my passion. I always try to capture those moments which captures my mind... expressions just get embedded.

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