Seahorse prices increase along with Tet festival

Update: 9/15/2014

(TNO) in recent weeks in Phu Quoc (Kien Giang) price seahorses (also known as the hippocampus) increases. Specifically, horse fresh fish from 3 to 3.8 category 1 million / kg, dried seahorses type 1 (type 32 human 100g) prices 9-12 million VND / kg.

The individual business households horse said, many people reach the festival by purchasing gift seahorse relatives inland to higher prices. Some other purchase incentives seahorses maraschino friends on New Year's Day because of alcohol seahorses are thought useful for health.

Phu Quoc is considered fair seahorses Southwest with seahorses are sold throughout the year. In the past, a lot of seahorses live in the waters of Phu Quoc so cheap, only a few hundred thousand dollars / kg. Later, due to tourism development should be caught seahorses thoroughly, serving culinary needs of tourists so seahorses natural resources diminishing, accompanied by price increases every year.

Many seahorses appear from December to March next year, the month after that little fish gradually. In Phu Quoc there are two kinds of fish including spiny seahorses and fish, but the fish are not prickly little thorns is preferred because usually leave maraschino tasted.

Thanh Dung 

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