CFC purchases over 80,000 kg of fish from harbours

CFC purchases over 80,000 kg of fish from harbours

CFC purchases over 80,000 kg of fish from harbours

Written by Zulfick Farzan

04 Nov, 2020 | 11:44 am

Colombo (News 1st);  Over 80,000 kilograms of fish piled up at fisheries harbours were purchased by the Ceylon Fisheries Corporation.

Major General Lalith Daulagala, the Chairman of the Ceylon Fisheries Corporation said the fish stocks are being stored at Freezer Facilities owned by the private sector.

A kilogram of Skipjack Tuna or ‘Balaya’ was purchased by CFC for Rs. 200/- and a kilogram of Bigeye scad or ‘Linna’ was purchased at Rs. 150/-.

Further, a kilogram of Yellowfin Tuna was purchased at Rs. 350/-.

In addition, a kilogram of Indo-Pacific sailfish or ‘Talapath’ will be purchased at Rs. 550/- and Black Marlin or ‘Koppara’ will be purchased at Rs. 600/- per kilogram.

Major General Lalith Daulagala, the Chairman of the Ceylon Fisheries Corporation said the fish stocks will be safely packed for sale.

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