Posted by Neil King
Ras Al Khaimah has seen a sharp rise in the price of fish this month, it has been revealed.
According to the Khaleej Times, the rise has been between Dh8 and Dh20 per kilogram depending on the species.
Prices of certain common fish species have soared, it was confirmed, with sherry fish being sold at Dh30 per kg from Dh15, hammour at Dh50 from Dh35 per kg and kanaad at Dh40 per kg, up from Dh20 per kg.
Speaking to the newspaper, Khalid Mohammed, a fish trader in the RAK fish market, said the rise was partly down to the fact that the supply of fish to the markets has fallen short recently as many fishermen stopped operating because of the hot weather conditions.
"A few fishermen enduring the hot conditions and venturing into the sea have decided to hike their fish harvests and many claim that the catches are small due to the high temperatures," he said.
Meanwhile, a report in Gulf News recently suggested that Ras Al Khaimah International Airport is in a good position to deal with the expected surge in tourist numbers in the emirate.