Kuwaiti shrimps KD65 per basket

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KUWAIT CITY, Aug 2: The fish market in Sharq was abuzz with activity as the Kuwaiti shrimps were offered for sale on the first day since seasonal shrimp fishing has been permitted in economic and regional waters after a 5-month ban, reports Al-Jarida daily. The average price of the basket of shrimps was about 65 dinars. A number of fishermen told the daily the shrimp yield on the first day did not exceed 94 baskets, saying that it was a very small catch unlike what was sold in the past.

Baskets loaded with shrimp catch on the first day of the season

The fishermen pointed out that the quantity that was offered during auction was because fishing vessels have yet to return to full activity because there are no incentives and small number of laborers available. They stressed that the coming days will witness an increase in fishing, but it will not often reach the catch in the past years.

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