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Fish becomes costlier than oil
January 23, 2016, 8:13 am

Deputy Director General of Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) Dr Abdulhamid Al-Hashim disclosed that the fish stock in Kuwait has declined by 80 percent in recent times compared to the previous years. He noted some fish species are in danger of extinct due to excessive consumption and environmental changes, citing brown-spotted grouper and silver pomfret.

He pointed out that the price of one kilo of silver pomfret is equivalent to the price of three oil barrels, indicating silver pomfret is currently sold for KD 18 per kilo and a barrel of oil is only KD 6. Meanwhile, personnel from the General Department for Weapons Investigations Sunday launched a campaign inside livestock pens in Kabd and seized 12 unlicensed hunting guns and arrested eight people — four of them wanted by law for committing criminal and financial offenses.

The same officers also raided a house in Sabah Al-Salem and arrested two people for possessing Kalashnikov rifles which were being used to fire in the air during wedding celebrations.

Source: Arab Times

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