The heads of the fishermen’s associations of the eastern coast of “Emirates Today” unanimously agreed that fish prices rose 30%, as a result of the fishermen’s departure from their daily trips for more than four consecutive days, due to the repercussions of weather and sea waves, which led to a scarcity of fish in the markets of the eastern region.
The head of the Fujairah Fishermen Association, Mahmoud Al-Shara, stressed the commitment of all fishermen and nawakhatha to the instructions of the competent authorities, which stipulated not to enter the sea in order to preserve the safety of their boats and the workers accompanying them. The high prices offered on the sale depot.
The head of the Kalba City Fishermen’s Association of the Emirate of Sharjah, Ibrahim Yousef, said: “560 fishermen in the city of Kalba, affiliated to the Emirate of Sharjah, stopped going out for daily fishing trips for four days, as a result of the turbulent weather conditions and high waves,” stressing that the bad weather contributed to raising prices. Fish in the market, and the scarcity of their supply.
He pointed out that summer trips decrease as a result of high temperatures, so fish are imported from outside the city to provide them in the fish market, while monitoring their prices so that consumers can buy them.
The fisherman, Muhammad Ali, from the Emirate of Fujairah, said: “70% of the quantities of fish have disappeared, and what was offered during the past days came from the Emirate of Dubai, but their prices are high due to the lack of supply and the increased demand for them.”
He stressed that the Fujairah fishermen had not gone out for any cruise for five days, due to the presence of strong sea currents caused by the wind.
The fisherman, Abdullah Al-Qiyadi, from the city of Kalba, explained that the main reason for the increase in fish prices is the presence of strong sea currents caused by winds, which causes a great danger to fishermen, in addition to the fish escaping and hiding near the coasts until the end of these disturbances, stressing that the fishermen have returned to their fishing trips. After they were allowed by the competent authorities, the weather conditions improved.
The Fujairah Municipality announced the opening of the fish market after the completion of maintenance and development work, which lasted five months, in which the market was temporarily transferred to the Fishermen’s Port (the headquarters of the Fishermen’s Association) in the Rugailat area in the emirate.
The maintenance process included the development of the market, in addition to updating the uniforms of sellers, in line with the nature of their work, changing floors and walls, replacing display tables, maintaining fish cutting kitchens, in addition to renewing electrical connections, installing fans and lighting, in addition to maintenance and complete painting of market facilities.