In what will be a treat for fish eaters, the State Fisheries Development Corporation (SFDC) has decided to tie up with Bengali associations in the cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Pune to set up ‘All Fish’ restaurants, Times of India reported on Sunday. The report says that restaurants will serve both ready-to-eat fish preparations and frozen and dressed fish items for home takeaways. The SDFC officials are planning to start with a food festival in Bengaluru this August. SFDC managing director Soumyajit Das told TOI that the organisation is aiming to branch out to Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Pune. He adds that a food festival will be organised jointly with the Bengalee Association, Bengaluru. The official may first carry out the survey, drawing probabilities around Bengali populations in Delhi and Mumbai, before setting up outlets in these two cities. If everything goes as planned, stalls in all four cities may well start their operations by the beginning of 2019.
The organisation is already running some ‘All Fish’ stalls. One is at Kolkata’s Nalban food park, and another opposite the state secretariat of Nabanna. One outlet is at Siliguri. An official was quoted as saying in the report that thirty-two different fish items, based on popular varieties like rohu and Katla, also a number of items like Chanos or milkfish, can be found in ‘All fish’ outlets.