UAE fish prices dropping due to cooler weather

Cooler water temperatures allow fish to swim closer to the surface, and fisherman to stay at sea longer.

ABU DHABI // A number of fishermen and fish market vendors on the east coast have said that prices are at their lowest rate this year as a result of cooling weather.

Cooler water temperatures allow fish to swim closer to the surface, and fisherman to stay asea longer. The result is an increase in the amount of fish at market. Sham Eddine, a fish vendor, said that prices have gone down significantly.

One kilogram of Argyrops spinifer now sells for Dh25 as opposed to a summer price of Dh40. Hammour has remained under Dh180 per kilogram.

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Published: December 23, 2014 04:00 AM

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