KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Fisheries Development Authority (LKIM) has assured that there will be enough supply of fish despite visibility difficulties faced by fishermen due to the haze.
LKIM chairman Datuk Irmohizam Ibrahim said there were 100 tonnes of fish stock on standby.
“The drop in supply is not critical yet, but we have made a request with the National Fishermen’s Association to release 100 tonnes of fish stock if needed,” he said after the 36th General Assembly of the Asean Inter-Parliamentary Assembly closing ceremony on Friday.
Irmohizam said if there was a lack of supply in the market, the association would release the stock to ensure prices were stable and supply was adequate.
“We are also concerned about the safety of fishermen at this time,” he added.
He said fish stock were fish caught and kept in cold storage for the purpose of food security and 100 tonnes of fish could last two to three months.