Residents throng jetties after price of fish goes as low as RM4 a kilo


  • Nation
  • Friday, 07 Jul 2017

Bumper haul: A man standing by his catch of the day.

RESIDENTS in Kuala Kedah are rushing to buy ikan kembung, which is being sold for as low as RM4 per kg compared to between RM22 and RM25 previously, reported Kosmo!.

The sudden drop in the price of the fish has led to people thronging several jetties, including the Pendaratan Ikan Kampung Sebe­rang Kota Jetty in Kuala Kedah, from as early as 9am on Wednesday.

The price has been dropping since the second day of Hari Raya.

Fishmonger Mohd Zaki Abdul Manaf, 32, said stalls near Sanglang and Jerlun jetty were selling ikan kembung at the same price.

“We sell ikan kembung at RM4 per kg and sometimes we offer customers 3kg of fish for only RM10,” he said. The stock for ikan kembung, he said, began to rise since the middle of last month, adding that a fishing boat could land some 500kg of the fish each time it went out to sea.

Another fishmonger, Mohd Fisol Mat Isa, 48, said although there was an oversupply of ikan kembung at the market, he still managed to sell about 200kg daily as there was a lot of demand.

“There is a lot of fish but we can still sell it. I expect this to go on based on the reported good weather in the coming days,” he said.

> Vocalist Ning Baizura had revealed that her son, Ryan Sky Dalton, 4, was a victim of school bullying, reported BH Hip, the entertainment pullout of Berita Harian.

Ning said her son was beaten up by an older kid in kindergarten.

“I saw Ryan being beaten up by the kid who is a year older.

“When I reported it to the teachers, their response was really disappointing. In order not to make an issue out of it, I then approached the parents of the kid,” she said.

“More shockingly, the parents told me that it was a normal behaviour for their kid as he always beat up his younger sibling.

“I immediately told them that this was unacceptable and I asked them to stop any form of bullying. If they refuse to do so, I will not allow the kid to be friends with Ryan.”

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