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‘Ikan Kembung’ Prices Plummet To RM1 A Kilo

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Who knew the recent flood devastation would lead to an unexpected (yummy) outcome?

Fishermen off the coast of Kedah have been reporting up to a threefold increase in their catches of ikan kembung, or mackerel, sending the market price of the fish to about RM1 per kilogramme.

The fish, already a lower budget option for most consumers, has become even more affordable due to the weather-induced windfall in trawls.

Usually, fishermen in the area would haul in between 600 and 800 kilogrammes of ikan kembung every day; since the weather pattern changed, they’ve been coming home with up to 2,000 kilogrammes per boat every day, as reported by local media today.

The Kuala Kedah fishing platform has been crowded from 6am every morning for the past week with customers eager to buy bulk at a discount, while prices remain low.

Fisherman Mahadi Mohammad told Harian Metro that even though mackerel hauls have improved, catches of prawn and cuttlefish have dropped, raising the prices for those delicacies.

“Good weather conditions have made us fishermen a satisfying profit, but there’s no telling when the weather will change up again,” he said.

However, there’s no telling whether the fishes costs the same in KL, but whatever it is, we’re stoked!-MYNEWSHUB.CC

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