KUWAIT CITY, Jan 27: Ministry of Commerce and Industry says all types of fish are available in the market, including the local and the imported ones. They include about 12 to 13 varieties, and their prices are affordable for everyone, reports Al-Qabas daily. Even though the ministry affirmed the availability of all types of fish at affordable prices, the Silver Pomfret (Zubaidi) fish is subject to scarcity and lack of supply in addition to the seasonality of the fishery, but the ministry stressed that it will not allow any unjustified price increase.
In a press statement, the ministry explained that every day between five tons to 40 tons of imported fish and four tons to six tons of local fish enter the market. Fishing Zubaidi fish depends on the decisions of the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) to determine the start and end of the fishing season of Zubaidi fish, as well as the sizes that are allowed to be traded in the market.
In addition, the ministry closed a company through administrative closure after discovering that the company violated the law pertaining to regulations of fish auction markets. Duo jailed, fined KD 128 million