Wholesalers say fish supply sufficient but demand low

Angie Tan

Fish wholesalers say declining sales could be due to the impact of Japan’s nuclear wastewater issue, the economic downturn, the decline in consumer power, the depreciation of the Malaysian ringgit, and the high price of imported fish. – EPA pic, November 13, 2023.

DOMESTIC fish supply is currently sufficient despite the northeast monsoon season, which could hamper fishermen from going out to sea due to bad weather, the Malaysia Fish Industries General Association said.

Its president Chia Tian Hee said fish catch now is in abundance and suppliers’ freezers are full of stock.

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