Fish prices decline in Sri Lanka

Oct 02, Colombo: Fish prices in Sri Lankan market have substantially declined due to bumper fish catch in the North, the Fisheries Corporation says.

Chairman of the Ceylon Fisheries Corporation (CFC) Maheel Senarathna has said that the prices are decreasing in the country as large stocks of fish arrive in the market from the North.

Fishermen in Jaffna have supplied 6 metric tons of fish to the Corporation during the past 2 weeks, the Chairman has said.

At the end of third week in September the decline in fish prices ranged from a 32% for shark to a 6% for tuna.

The fish stocks have been sent to CFC outlets in the Southern parts of the island and the prices have been reduced at its 98 outlets in the country.

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