Spread of street fish vendors is a danger to society

Kuwait News, July 2: The Kuwaiti Federation of Fishermen warned against the phenomenon of the spread of fish vendors, describing this phenomenon as a danger to society, in addition to being uncivilized, and in which there is a quick profit through fraud and deception.

In a letter, he addressed to the municipality about the phenomenon of illegal fish vendors, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Union, Zahir Al-Suwayan, said that in recent years, the phenomenon of the spread of mobile vans to sell foodstuffs, especially fish, which abounded in front of the fish markets, has spread from the positions of the fish market.

Sharq is a place to practice this phenomenon in the places overlooking the sea on the eastern front, as well as there are individuals who sell fish in the squares in front of those parking lots, where the owners of these cars sell all kinds of fish to consumers in the parking lots overlooking the sea as well as the front parking lots of the market, and in this situation, they constitute an unfavorable phenomenon. Healthy and uncivilized and they promote their fish with false tricks.


Al-Suwayan stressed that this situation was warned by the Federation more than once over a period of more than ten years until it became a fait accompli. Citizens or residents for several factors:

  1. Most of these cars are not subject to health specifications, as they are not intended for that and are illegal, and therefore they sell fish that may not be valid, do not conform to specifications and whose source is unknown, and are sold as local Kuwaiti fish, in addition to that they are street vendors and do not have health cards. Ted poses a threat to the health of citizens, in addition to the stagnation of fish trading in the fish market on the stalls because of these cars, and the market stalls are exposed to huge losses due to the presence of large rental obligations on them and labor salaries, and they are licensed by the concerned authorities, and the workers have health certificates.
  2. This phenomenon is uncivilized, as these cars are followed by a large group of individuals spread around the market and around the entrances to the market (at the moving doors) to pick up customers and deceive them about the fish that they have with them as fresh and cheaper, then they take most of the customers from the market doors and sell them in parking lots to achieve their goal of profit Rapid fraud method.
  3. The spread of these cars in a wide range and took a curve outside the framework of the law to the extent that they reach the offices of Kuwait and homes and sell them fish from unknown sources and we fear that there may be commercial fraud in them by being frozen and melted and sold as fresh fish, and citizens do not know what the nature of these fish is Which they buy, and this reduces many visits to the fish market and their purchase of fresh fish.
  4. These cars are in violation of public health conditions, and they are not licensed to do this work, except rarely where they sell fish, without being subject to control in terms of validity or source, and putting these sellers in this way also poses a threat to the health of consumers. 

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Union suggestions

  • Increasing the supervision of places of sale outside the fish market or parallel markets.
  • Prohibiting cars from carrying fish, unless they are licensed according to health specifications, and that they belong to a licensed fishery or market or belong to a market stall.
  • Punishing advertising owners who sell fish through social media, because helps spread this phenomenon as it is an illegal method and there is no health control over it, and from where it comes from. Punishment is imposed on anyone who advertises the sale of fish or shrimp through these means, With a need to develop a media awareness plan through the media, showing the danger of buying from these people because they do not carry health cards.
  • Tightening control over such advertisements and summoning their owners for violating the law.

Al-Suwayan called on the municipality to take the necessary legal measures to work to deter the owners of this phenomenon by setting up an organized and stable mechanism to monitor market positions on the eastern front (a permanent control point) to eliminate this uncivilized and bad phenomenon, prevent random sales and monitor roving cars while working to restore Auction of fish inside the markets in Sharq and Fahaheel, and commitment to social distancing, as seen by the competent authorities, to help discipline the market and eliminate this phenomenon, which has become a concern for everyone due to the danger of its spread and the lack of health safety in the circulation of such types of food.

Adil Khan

Adil Khan writes about Kuwait National News for Mykuwaits, out of Kuwait. Adil Khan is a senior reporter for Mykuwaits.com and has frequently written about the latest developments in the State of Kuwait. Adil Khan is available on Facebook at the below link, Please send in your leads and tips.
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