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‘Let it rot’ campaign against hike in Zubaidi prices starts
August 11, 2016, 8:33 am

Several Kuwaiti citizens and experts have declared their support for the ‘Let it rot’ campaign, which will begin today, against traders of Zubaidi fish for increasing the price of the fish to more than KD 13 per kilogram in the markets.

The campaigns believe boycotting the fish will force its price to fall like the way it did after the previous campaigns. They are of the opinion that Ministry of Commerce and Industry has been negligent in monitoring the markets, which is the main reason why the prices of food items including Zubaidi fish are so high.

On the other hand, some people indicated that the prices of commodities are determined by the demand and supply theory due to which they did not share sentiment of the campaign.

They urged those who are not pleased with the price of Kuwaiti Zubaidi fish to pt for other types without necessarily embarking on any campaign that will force the traders to reduce fish prices.

Meanwhile, Chairman of the Association of Kuwaiti Contracting Companies Dr. Salah Buresli declared that prices of shrimps also shot up lately and a decisive step must be taken to curb the greed of fish traders.

 He hoped that the prices will come down when the campaign is enforced, advising people to eat Bouri fish, which ‘tastes fantastic and is moderately priced.’

In addition, Chairman of Kuwaiti fishermen association Dhahar Al-Souyan declared his support for the campaign, insisting that the cost of KD 13 per kilogram for Zubaidi fish is outrageous and should be forced to drop.

He assured the campaigners of the support of the association, affirming that the role of the association is to ensure availability of fish at moderate prices.

Source: Arab Times

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