Thursday 16 July, 2020

Relocated fish market operating under COVID protocols

The Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure has announced that the local fish market is now open to the public at the South Terminal on Harbour Drive in George Town.

Members of the public with surnames beginning A-K are only allowed to attend the market on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and surnames L-Z on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Individuals with hyphenated and multiple surnames should use the first letter of the first surname.

All individuals are required to wear a face mask and maintain a distance of 6 feet from any person where possible.

Government recently announced the temporary move of the fish market from its previous location on North Sound Road, to ensure the safety of operators and the general public amid COVID-19.

Commerce Minister Hon. Joey Hew stated that a system has been put in place to facilitate a supply chain of fresh fish in supermarkets, restaurants and at the George Town fish market.

“We have made sure that proper protocols have been established with the fish market set up and the quarantining of fishermen when they return from international waters. Guidelines and proper signage have been placed at the market to provide information for the health and safety of all involved,” said Minister Hew.

The Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure has worked along with the Public Works Department, Port Authority, Customs and Border Control as well as the Coast Guard to facilitate the move.

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