KOTA BHARU – The Malaysian Fisheries Development Authority (LKIM) will supply ‘ikan rakyat’ or people’s fish to offset the shortage of fish supply in Kelantan during the current monsoon season.
Its director, Abdullah Ismail said LKIM would have discussions with the National Fishermen’s Association (NEKMAT) to supply frozen fish in the near future.
“At the moment, we are monitoring the fish consumption in the state before making any order from NEKMAT,” he said when contacted by Bernama, here today.
He was commenting on complaints on the sudden rise in the price of fish in the market after the firshermen could not go out to sea for the past two months due to the rough sea condition.
Abdullah said NEKMAT had adequate stocks of fish throughout the country to meet the shortage of fish supply especially during the monsoon season, which occurred each year.
He said the people should not worry about the supply and price of fish in the market because NEKMAT had seven species of fish which were caught during the peak period which had been kept frozen.
He said although the fish were frozen, the association guaranteed the quality and would be sold at a price not exceeding RM10 per kilogram. – BERNAMA