Fish still favoured despite high prices

Raevathi Supramaniam

The price of fresh kembung has gone up due to dwindling supply, the rain and also the full moon, says one fishmonger at the Pudu market in Kuala Lumpur. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, April 17, 2021.

ONCE the poor man’s fish, low stock and high demand have pushed the price of ikan kembung (Indian mackerel) up, but it is still a favourite among customers, said wet market traders.

The price of fresh kembung is now hovering between RM20 and RM22 kilogramme. At the Chow Kit wet market in Kuala Lumpur, a kilo of frozen kembung retailed at RM16-RM18 per kg while the fresh fish was RM20 per kg.

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