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KUWAIT CITY, April 18: Fish prices increased remarkably at the beginning of Ramadan due to the lack of supply of various types, which made the market witness low demand despite the availability of all types of local fish in small quantities so they were replaced with imported fish,” reports Al-Rai daily. The daily’s staff visited Sharq Market recently to observe the fish selling movement, during which they noticed the low turnout of buyers while the prices are high.
They cited the market administration’s implementation of health regulations as one of the reasons behind the low turnout of fish buyers. Jaid Fadel, a salesman, disclosed that due to the partial curfew; the market opens from 7:00 am to 4:30 pm so the revenue is lower than the previous years when the market operated until 10:00 pm. He clarified all types of local and imported fish are available, but the prices are high because of the low supply brought about by the lack of fishermen and decisions to ban catching fish and shrimp in certain areas