Winter bounty: Rise in fish catch brings down prices at Corniche market Feb 10, 2018 0 308 12345 Santhosh ChandranDohaTHE fish market on the Doha Corniche is attracting more customers these days, thanks to significant drop in fish prices owing to increase in catch.Vendors at the market said prices of several fish species such as kingfish, catfish, sherri, butter fish and tuna have dropped by about 20 to 30 percent this winter due to an increase in catch. The average weekly price of fish at the market are: sherri (QR12), nesser (QR11) and coffer (QR13). Fish usually come up to the water surface to stay warmer during winter as the sea water temperature drops in winter leading to more catch."Increase in yield has doubled the local supply this winter. The present situation will continue as long as the sea temperature remains low," said a vendor at Umm Salal Ali market.The shifting of the main fish market about 30 kms away from Doha City to Umm Salal Ali has also made the Corniche market a viable alternative for many city residents.The Corniche market is the only market in Doha City that offers fresh local fish to customers.Rehman Bava, a fish vendor at the Corniche market, said:"Nowadays, the number of customers at the market has gone up by 30 to 50 percent. We are expecting more customers this month." The Corniche market underwent a makeover recently. It is normally open from 7am to 1pm and from 7pm until midnight. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES NHRC chief urges Germany to raise blockade issue at UNHRC meet Feb 10, 2018 0 1405 IAEA praises Qatar for promoting peaceful use of nuclear energy Feb 10, 2018 0 536 Emir sends message to Azerbaijan president Feb 10, 2018 0 245 Qatar condemns Benghazi mosque attack Doha Qatar has condemned the attack on a mosque in the Libyan city of Benghazi that killed one person and wounded several others. In a statement on Friday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Qatar rejects targeting of .. Activist detained after questioning Saudi-Israel ties DOHA A Saudi activist, who questioned the normalisation of ties between Saudi Arabia and Israel, has been detained in her home country, and could face up to five years in prison, a UK-based rights group has said. Noha al .. Kuwait's MoI foils attempt to hack its website QNA Kuwait City The Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Friday said it has foiled an attempt to hack its website. A ministry's statement published by Kuwaiti News Agency (KUNA) said the Ministry of Interior's ..