Sharp increase in prices of fish

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KUWAIT CITY, April 27: The fish market in Kuwait is once again experiencing a surge in prices of local fish. This is compounded by the fishing season and its restrictions, as well as cautionary warnings urging fishermen to avoid territorial waters due to potential conflicts with fishermen from neighboring countries. The prices of local fish in the Sharq fish market witnessed a noticeable increase, as the cost of Kuwaiti “Zubaidi” has increased to KD 20 per kilogram, and the cost of a basket of large-grained Zubaidi is approximately KD 100. Most of the fish offered in baskets were purchased by restaurant companies.

Photo shows fishmongers and buyers bustling at Sharq fish market as the prices of local fish surge amidst the fishing season and its associated restrictions

Fish sellers and consumers unanimously agreed that the prices of their favorite fish would rise. They expressed their hope that prices would fall in the coming days so that fish would become affordable for everyone. However, some believe that prices would rise with the onset of the real summer wave. The market displayed all local, Iranian, and Pakistani fish, but it was missing the “Kuwaiti shrimp”, which is currently banned from being caught and sold. However, imported shrimp are available, costing up to KD 4 per kilogram. The prices of local fish ranged. One kilogram of grouper costs KD 3, balol KD 6, bayfish KD 3.5, Nubee KD 3, oyster KD 6, kingfish KD 4.5, and seabream KD 5. As for mead fish, the ban on its fishing will end on June 1.

By Abdul Nasser Al-Aslami
-Seyassah/Arab Times Staff

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