Goa’s Vasco fish shed serves as a sanctuary for homeless people.


The temporary structure that was built to move the fish distributors from the old shed now has a lot of plastic and food waste all over it.

Goa shed

A temporary shed outside of the Mormugao municipality was built to house local fish sellers. It has now been turned into a shelter for vagabonds and a parking space for cars.

The temporary building that was used as a short-term replacement for the old fish market shed, is now full of plastic and food waste.

Vasco will be the site of a new fish market planned by the Mormugao Municipal Council (MMC). The Goa State Urban Development Agency had constructed a temporary shelter months ago, but it has yet to be used because of the dispute over moving the fish sellers.

Wholesalers and migrant vendors have started selling fish outside of the market in different parts of the city. This has hurt the business of the local fish sellers.

It has been announced that wholesale fish sellers will no longer be able to sell their wares via the MMC’s facilities starting from Wednesday. In an interview with the TOI, MMC Chairperson, Damodar Kaskar, stated that once they have successfully gained the trust of the fish sellers they “will move them to the new shed within eight days”.

Published by: Gargi Sharma

Edited by: Aaradhana Singh

Aakash Kanti Khuman
Aakash Kanti Khuman
I am Aakash Khuman from Mumbai. As a rising journalist, my primary focus is on social concerns as well as national and international news. I am currently enrolled in Chandigarh University's Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication programme.


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