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  After the grand success during Vishu, pearl spot fish (Karimeen) farmers of Kerala are enthusiastically waiting for the next festival season. Vishu this year was a memorable one for them as they harvested a bumper catch of pearl spot through cage fish farming. Pearl spot fish is considered a delicacy and dishes based on it, such as Karimeen fry, Karimeen pollichathu and Karimeen curry, are an added attraction for those visiting Kerala. They are low on fat, rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and riboflavin. Pearl spot culture is fast emerging as a profitable enterprise among farmers as the demand in the domestic market is set to rise to 10,000 tonnes. Currently the annual production is at 2,000 tonnes, which is insufficient to meet the demand. Farmers of Puthenvelikkara are ...

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