Fish 101

Well, it’s been six months since I started selling seafood. It’s been a learning experience. This is one thing I learned.

The fish is caught. We pay the fisherman. A truck picks up the fish, takes it to a freezer on a ship. We freeze it. Pay the truck. Pay the freezer. Pay the ship. Bring it here. Pay customs. Take it off the ship. Pay a truck to pick it up. Take it to a warehouse. Pay the warehouse. AND THEN SELL IT. That’s why things cost so much more here than they do at the point of catch. Simple Fishonomics, kid. We pay seven bills before we even get our hands on the fishes.

Cochin, Kerala, India

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