An early August morning brought in plentiful mackerels (bangda) into the fishermen's nets at Baga beach.
An abundance of fish is a treat to the eyes. And, more so if those eyes belong to a hungry Goan!
When it comes to Goa, fish has always been a staple in the Goan diet and an irreplaceable part of Goan cuisine.
And, if we have anybody to thank for the tasty treat, it is the Goan fishing community, which ventures into the sea every single day.
Several locals took a detour to the beach to purchase the fresh catch...
... and took home bags full of fish in hopes of having a delicious Goan lunch.
Apart from being a tourist hotspot, Baga is also known for being bangda central station -- the place that always has a good catch of mackerels.