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Huge Crowd at 2016 Seafood Carnival
May 2nd, 2016 | 05:33 AM | 1368 views
A huge crowd of people flocked to the Muara Fish Landing Complex yesterday for the last day of the 2016 Seafood Carnival. The event, which was organised by the Department of Fisheries at the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism, received an encouraging response from the public.
Among the objectives of the event were to assist local operators in marketing and promoting their fish and fishery products. The event also aimed to promote the eating of fish and other fishery products that have high nutritional value.
The carnival also gave the public the opportunity to purchase fresh fish and fishery products at reasonable prices, such as local fish known as 'Bakulan Kemayau', which were sold for BND5 for three pieces and BND$2 per piece.
The processing sectors also sold a variety of processed seafood products such as crackers, 'belacan' (shrimp paste), salted and dried fish, smoked fish and many more.
There was also a poster exhibition on various topics related to fish products and hygiene. One of the displays was titled 'Good hygiene practices during the handling of fish', which showed the proper procedures fishmongers and local operators have to perform to ensure the good quality of their products and, the practice of proper hygiene in keeping their working environments clean.
There were also posters displaying tips on purchasing fish, along with information on the prohibited sale of certain fish and the legal actions taken against those who violate this prohibition. The four-day Seafood Carnival ended at 5pm.
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