West Bengal government is firming up plans to set up a fish tourism circuit to attract country’s fish-loving communities.
The State Fisheries Development Corporation (SFDC) is preparing the blueprint for the tourism circuit. The circuit will centre around the hotels run by SFDC in places like Digha, Udaypur, Henry Island, Bishnupur, Jamunadighi and Siliguri.
A typical tour will consist of a two days-one night package, with fish as the focal theme – be it food or sightseeing. And fish dishes to be served will comprise the traditional favourites of Bengalis as well as newly-introduced varieties in the state like chanos (also called milkfish), pompano, cobia (all marine fishes) and vannamei (a type of shrimp).
The fish tourism circuit will begin functioning with tours to Digha.