Price of fish fries in many operations in Cần Thơ City increases 5,000 – 10,000 dong per kilogram or 100 – 200 dong for a single fish fry.
Particularly, red tilapia, carps, snakeskin gourami, anabas, tilapia, big head carp and grass carp (100 – 300 fries for one kilogram) are sold at 50,000 – 75,000 dong per kilogram; broad head catfish (150 fries for one kilogram) at 95,000 – 100,000 dong per kilogram; clown knife fish (sizing 100 – 300 fries for one kilogram) at 1,000 – 1,800 dong/fry; snake head fish sizing from cage 8 to cage 14 are sold at 500 – 600 dong/fry. The price went up thanks to increasingly high demand in consumption whist limited provision.
“Fish fries are sold 20 percent more than a few weeks ago. Flood forecasting in provinces and cities in the Delta River may continue to boost price of various fish fries”, said Mr Nguyễn Đình Bưởi, owner of Hồng Nhung fish fry operation in Thới Hòa ward, Ô Môn district, Cần Thơ city. Some kinds of fish fries in Cần Thơ are consumed by local residents and nearby provinces such as Hậu Giang, An Giang, and Kiên Giang.