Fish festival abuzz with visitors in Hyderabad

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Hyderabad, July 11(ANI): The Indian fish festival, INFISH 2010, is being organized in Hyderabad, which is showcasing exotic and colorful varieties of fishes.

Organized by the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB), INFISH 2010 is aimed to promote sales of ornamental fishes and showcase the state-of-the-art production and processing techniques in use in the country.

"Basically people come here to understand what fisheries are. Secondly, they are very fascinated looking at the ornamental fishes, and those who wish to keep an aquarium at home, it is a great opportunity," said Vasu Devappa, Senior Executive Director of the NFBD.

"The third and the most attractive thing is the fish food court, where people want to taste different kinds of fish, and there are fish preparations which are from different ethnic groups," he added.

Other than ornamental fishes, edible fisheries have also emerged as a major crowd-puller, with people buying their favourite marine delicacies with gusto.

The pavilion comprises hundreds of chefs from reputed hotels across the country with their versions of different fish recipes.

The show further aims to create awareness among the consumers of fish as a healthy food.

"People would generally not have been interested in simple fishes. People would want to go to an aquarium to get a reaction. I feel that getting to see these things here generates more interest," said Nikhit Pillai, a visitor at the event.

The event began on Friday, and will conclude on Monday (July 12). (ANI)

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