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Officials urge buying cheaper cultured fish for Lunar New Year

Officials urge buying cheaper cultured fish for Lunar New Year

Taipei, Jan. 6 (CNA) Government officials urged people Friday to buy cultured fish instead of saltwater fish, the prices of which have soared because of dwindling supplies and high demand ahead of the Lunar New Year period. Retail prices for saltwater white pomfret, a type of fish often eaten during the Lunar New Year festivities, have risen to between NT$550 (US$19) and NT$585 per kilogram, said Huang Che-yuan, vice executive director of the Taiwan Aquaculture Development Foundation. Fisheries Agency Director-General Sha Chih-yi urged people to buy the cheaper cultured species -- golden pomfret -- which is priced below NT$320 per kilo. He also recommended other types of cultured fish including bass, priced at about NT$320 per kilo, and mullet, which costs roughly NT$150 per head. (By Yang Su-min and Scully Hsiao)


Updated : 2021-06-14 23:44 GMT+08:00