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With Goa’s lone wholesale fish still shut down over an impasse between the SGPDA and the wholesale fish traders, South Goa District Collector Ajit Roy held a meeting with the stakeholders on Tuesday to find out a solution.
Following Tuesday’s meeting, the focus once again shifts to the office of the SGPDA as the planning body owns the wholesale fish market and had laid down a host of conditions for the reopening of the market.
Representatives of the boat owners and the wholesale fish traders attended the meeting called by the Collector. The SGPDA, however, was not represented at the meeting, but the Collector is believed to have later spoken to the PDA officials on the matter.
The meeting was called by the Collector after the wholesalers moved the district authorities over the delay in reopening the market by the SGPDA, more so when the MHA has permitted the opening of such markets in lockdown 4.0.
The SGPDA had decided to reopen the market but on a host of conditions, including registration of trucks coming from outside with the PDA. The PDA had further insisted that these trucks from across the border also have to be registered with the Fisheries Department and the FDA.
It could not be ascertained how the PDA will deal with the emerging situation, more so after the Collector held a meeting with the stakeholders over the reopening.