Kolkata: The first consignment of Hilsa fish that had reached Petrapole border on Monday evening were available at a number of big markets in the city and its adjoining areas on Tuesday morning.
The price of 1 kg of Hilsa hovered in the range of Rs 1300-1500 while a 1.5 kg fish sold at Rs 1800 per kg.
Patipukur fish market, Manicktala, Sealdah and Howrah fish market received a reasonable share of the 20 tonne consignment.
It was only a few days back when the Bangladesh government granted special permission to its fish traders to export to Bengal.
The neighbouring country had banned exports of hilsa fish in 2012 and now it issues special permission to export the fish.