Seasonal shrimp fishing has been permitted in Kuwait waters after a 7-month ban, according to local media reports.
03 August 2022, 12:00 AM
30 August 2022, 12:00 AM
The head of the Kuwaiti Federation of Fishermen, Zaher Al-Suwayan, announced that the shrimp fishing season begins August 1, in Kuwaiti waters, and begins September 1, in regional waters, stressing that the local shrimp, popular for consumers, will return after a seven-month hiatus, expressing the fishermen’s aspirations that the shrimp fishing season will be abundant despite the indicators prove the opposite, as happened in the previous season due to the non-compliance of some neighboring countries with the ban periods, as evidenced by the entry of imported shrimp throughout the periods of the ban on fishing, reports Al- Rai daily.
Sharq fish market was abuzz with activity as the Kuwaiti shrimps were offered for sale on the first day since seasonal shrimp fishing has been permitted in economic and regional waters after a 5-month ban, reports Al-Jarida daily.
The average price of the basket of shrimps was about 65 dinars.
A number of fishermen told the daily the shrimp yield on the first day did not exceed 94 baskets, saying that it was a very small catch unlike what was sold in the past.
The fishermen pointed out that the quantity that was offered during auction was because fishing vessels have yet to return to full activity because there are no incentives and small number of laborers available.
They pointed out that the coming days will witness an increase in fishing, but it will not often reach the catch in the past years.