Fish prices across island increase

Fish prices across island increase

Fish prices across island increase

Written by Staff Writer

29 Jun, 2014 | 12:51 pm

The prices of fish have risen. Maheel Senarathna, chairman of the Ceylon Fisheries Corporation, attributed this rise to the shortage of fish created by the inclement weather conditions experienced in the island in the recent past.

He also added that the Fisheries Corporation had not drastically increased prices.

The steepest price increases have been seen in non-coastal areas.

According to pricing at the Peliyagoda Fish Market, a kilogramme of Thora or spanish mackerel was sold at Rs. 1400 rupees; a kilogramme of Kelawalla or yellowfish tuna was sold at Rs. 520; a kilogramme of Balaya or skipjack tuna sold at Rs. 400; and a kilogramme of Thalapath or sail fish was sold at Rs. 550.

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