Fish prices today, March 18, 2023, in the local market
According to Muhammad Salehin, a trader in the Dokki region for “money”, Egypt’s production of natural fisheries is 400 thousand tons (lakes – Bahrain and the Nile), and fish exports during 2019 amounted to about 35 thousand tons.
Tilapia fish prices
The prices of tilapia fish ranged between 60 and 70 pounds – depending on the region – and Egypt seeks to increase export rates, according to the Minister of Agriculture, Al-Qaseer. The axes for developing fisheries depend on the development of lakes, which include Manzala, Burullus, Mariout and Bardawil.
Mullet prices ranged between 100 and 115 pounds, and fish farms account for the lion’s share of fish production in Egypt at 79.7%, followed by lakes at 10.8%. Shrimp production at El Debeh farm is 102 tons.
Then came marine water production by 4.9%, fresh water by 3.8%, and finally rice fields by 0.8% of the total production, according to a statement issued by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics.
Fish prices in the transit market today
The prices of fish in the Obour Market today, “wholesale”, were as follows: the prices of tilapia ranged between 49 and 55 pounds per kilo, and a kilo of “squid, calamari, and sabya” ranged between 120 and 220 pounds, and the Swiss pasta ranged between 70 and 110 pounds.
The data of the official website of the Obour Market indicated that a kilo of bream ranged between 100 and 160 pounds, a kilo of eels ranged between 50 and 250 pounds, crabs ranged between 23 and 85 pounds, coral prices ranged between 38 and 60 pounds, and a kilo of mullet fish ranged between 40 and 80 pounds.
Fish prices in Egypt today
The prices of fish in Egypt today are as follows: the price of shrimp starts from 150 to 450 pounds, and the Swiss pasta ranges between 115 and 140 pounds for the consumer.
Egypt imported 325,000 tons of “mackerel, herring, and sardines,” according to a report by the General Authority for Fisheries Development. Crabs ranged between 75 and 155 pounds.
A kilo of eels ranged between 90 and 280 pounds, and the Egyptian citizen’s share of fish production is 18 kilograms, while the international rate is 20 kilograms annually, and the lakes’ fish production reaches 183,000 tons.
Prices of frozen fish in Egypt
The prices of frozen fish in Egypt were recorded as follows: a kilo of frozen pasta ranged between 30 and 50 pounds, a kilo of seabream ranged between 130 and 220 pounds, and a kilo of seabass recorded 160 pounds. Egypt produces 2 million tons of fish annually, of which 1.6 million tons is from fish farming.