Malaysia government bans fish exports

Fish exportsRough seas in the current monsoon season has forced the Malaysian government to put a stop to fish exports until March in a bid to control fish prices, the Straits Times reported.

Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob made the announcement on January 13 that the national fishermen’s group known as Nekmat was told to stop exporting six types of fish for the time being.

“To overcome the shortage and prevent spiraling price of fish, we have instructed Nekmat to stop exporting six types of fish, namely kembung, selar, kerisi (bream), cencaru, tamban (greenback) and selar kuning,” he said in a report by the Bernama news agency.

Singapore typically imports Indian mackerel (kembung), hardtail scad (cencaru), one-finlet scad (selar) and its yellow variant from Malaysia.



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Rough seas in the current monsoon season has forced the Malaysian government to put a stop to fish exports until March in a bid to control fish prices, the Straits Times reported. Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob made the announcement on January 13 that the national fishermen's group known as Nekmat was told to stop exporting six types of fish for the time being. "To overcome the shortage and prevent spiraling price of fish, we have instructed Nekmat to stop exporting six types of fish, namely kembung, selar, kerisi (bream), cencaru, tamban (greenback) and selar...

Fish exportsRough seas in the current monsoon season has forced the Malaysian government to put a stop to fish exports until March in a bid to control fish prices, the Straits Times reported.

Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob made the announcement on January 13 that the national fishermen’s group known as Nekmat was told to stop exporting six types of fish for the time being.

“To overcome the shortage and prevent spiraling price of fish, we have instructed Nekmat to stop exporting six types of fish, namely kembung, selar, kerisi (bream), cencaru, tamban (greenback) and selar kuning,” he said in a report by the Bernama news agency.

Singapore typically imports Indian mackerel (kembung), hardtail scad (cencaru), one-finlet scad (selar) and its yellow variant from Malaysia.



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