Members of the general public voiced complaint over the unwanted lining up and waste of energy in buying fish as there exists disparity between supply and demand regarding the product.
Asmara, 15 January 2011 – Members of the general public voiced complaint over the unwanted lining up and waste of energy in buying fish as there exists disparity between supply and demand regarding the product.
They explained that at a time when the habit of consuming fish is widely being adopted, fish is supplied to the market only twice a week and even sometimes once a month. In this connection, they stressed the need for boosting fish supply so as to avoid the unnecessary lining up, and thereby satisfy costumers’ needs.
The customers further expressed concern with the scarcity of fish supply at a time when the habit of eating fish is being widely resorted to, and as such the concerned party should boost supply both in terms of quality and quantity. They went on to say that they are compelled to line up beginning dawn due to lack of sufficient fish supply, coupled with the existing few fish sales centers.
Moreover, the members of the public said that business enterprises are being given priority in the distribution of fish products, and that the public is getting only the left ones that do not have good demand.
Replying to the complaints, the Eritrean Fisheries Corporation admitted the prevailing disparity between demand and supply, and explained that tuna fish is the main product that is being distributed to the public in view of the fact that 44 to 47% of the supply constitutes that type of fish species.