Mid-Autumn Fresh Fish Fair kicks off in Taipei
The China Post news staffTAIPEI, Taiwan -- The annual Mid-Autumn Fresh Fish Fair, organized by the National Fishermen's Association, opened yesterday for a two-day run at the Hope Farmers' Market on Bade Road in Taipei, as part of the organizer's effort to introduce healthy and nutritious fish products to locals.
September 15, 2013, 12:08 am TWN
The association's executive secretary Lin Chi-chang said that the organizer has readied 1,000 roasted fresh fish to entertain visitors, adding that all the fresh fish offered at the fair are available at cheap prices.
Lin said that with the Moon Festival approaching, the prices of Pacific saury (Sanma in Japanese) and white shrimp are trending upward, with the wholesale prices for both have already surged by 20 percent from a year earlier.
But Lin stressed that members of the association have been asked to step up their supplies during the two-day fair period, so that visitors can make purchases at reasonable prices.
In addition, Huang Yi-cheng, chairman of the same association, said that all the seafood gift-boxes are certified to pass the SGS examination and meet the ISO22000 standard, and guaranteed with low-temperature delivery and product liability insurance, making them safe to eat
Huang called for locals to visit the fair to enjoy cheap, fresh fishery products on the weekend before the Moon Festival.