Do not panic over rising fish prices, public told
BATU PAHAT: The Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia (LKIM) has advised the public not to panic over the rising prices of fish during Ramadan and ahead of the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration.
Its chairman, Datuk Seri Dr Irmohizam Ibrahim, said the department would hold a meeting with the National Fishermen’s Association (Nekmat), the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) and the Department of Fisheries, to discuss stabilising the prices of fish, especially at farmers’ markets.
“I have received feedback from fishermen, especially in the Straits of Malacca that although the weather is fine, turbulence in the sea has affected their catch.
“In terms of catches, according to (historical) data, from March until September the numbers should go up, but looking at the current atmosphere, when the fishermen are at sea, there are unpredictable strong winds,” he said after distributing cash allowances to 601 fishermen from the Batu Pahat Fishermen’s Association here yesterday. Bernama