PRESS RELEASE To Ensure Food Security – NaFAA Holds Consultation With Fish Importers
Some fish importers discussing the US$2.00 reduction in the cartoons of some fish productions
The National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) in consultation with major fish importers in Liberia has reached an agreement to have a 2 United States dollars reduction in the prices of fish products.
The decision is part of efforts to ensuring continuous food security in Liberia. NaFAA says the 2 US dollars reduction in these specific fish products that are mostly consumed by Liberians is intended to reduce the retail cost of fish on the market. A NaFAA release mandates all fish sellers or fish mongers in Liberia to take advantage of the intervention by the government of Liberia and avoid any artificial increment in the prices of those fish products on the markets. NaFAA calls on the Liberia Marketing Association in the various markets to take note and ensure that all marketers sell Bonnie, Horse Markerel, Shinny Lady, Zipper and Snapper B and C in line with the reduction agreed upon by the government and the various fish importers.
The release is quoted as saying that the US$2.00 reduction takes effect as of Monday, April 13, 2020, up to the end of the three weeks State of Emergency announced by the government.
“This measure when comes into effect, would enable affordability of fish on the local market”, the release concludes. Signed:___________________________________ Lewis E.B Konoe Director Communications and Media Services National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority Monrovia, Liberia 0777201667/0888631529