Karachi being the port city of Pakistan, and surrounded by the Arabian Sea is a thriving habitat of an enormous and a variety of sea life.
The Port of Karachi is one of South Asia’s largest and busiest deep sea water port.
But despite being blessed dwellers of this beautiful city; Karachi; which is the largest producer of fishery in Pakistan, Sea food is not a part of our staple diet and fish is considered a mere luxury.
And that is why people eat it seldom and somehow many people have this concept that we get fresh fish only in winters and its then when its healthier to eat.
Karachi sea food is of top class quality and its a part of our resource and we should own it, buy it, and cook it everyday in our homes.
Lets not deprive ourselves from this beautiful and healthy form of protein which is totally homegrown and coming from our own waters.
The best places to buy fish in Karachi:-
This is the original source of fish not only in Karachi but 90% of fish in Pakistan is exported from here.
Better choose early mornings to go there and you can buy fish in wholesale rates directly from the fisherman.
This is in Saddar, down town of Karachi. Empress market is one of the oldest markets of Karachi of the British Raj times.
It is still one of the most popular and busy markets of Karachi. There are many fish suppliers here and you can find good rates here.
3. Punjab Colony
Located near Defence, Punjab Colony has one of the best, affordable and huge variety of different kinds of sea food.
I personally buy fish from here and each time its very fresh and tasty.
*But always be vigilant when you buy fish from here because some of the fish mongers can be tricky in weighing the meat.
4. Korangi Fish Harbors
Compared to Punjab Colony, fish here is more economical because its closer to the port.
5. Moosa Colony
This area is located near Karimabad and it is one of the prominent fish markets of Karachi.
6. Hyperstar, Dolmen City
For those who simply want to buy fish easy way then Hyperstar, Dolmen City is the place to be.
Prawn, squids, tuna, pomfret you name it they have it. But the price range has a difference of Rs200- 300 as compared to other places.