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Projects to boycott fish, meat, and poultry throughout Egypt have actually continued for the 2nd week with the tagline “No to Chickens” spreading out throughout social networks after the “Let them rot” project released in Port Said assisted drop fish rates.

Throughout its trip of Ezbet al-Burg in Damietta, Al-Masry Al-Youm kept track of the effect of the boycott project, as the big market when crowded with people and merchants was silenced down, with nearly empty fish boxes.

Merchants in Damietta reacted to person needs to decrease costs.

A significant fish merchant in Damietta, Rashad al-Bash, stated that it was consented to decrease fish rates by around 30 percent, including that the costs of some kinds of fish have actually still increased due to the approaching Sham al-Nessim .

Among the leaders of the groups requiring boycott projects, Mahmoud Abul-Hassan, stated: “Despite the decrease in the rate of meat in some governorates, Sohag Governorate has an unusual persistence among butchers to offer a kg of regional meat at a rate of LE430.”

Poultry department drops rates

The Poultry Division at the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce (FEDCOC) revealed that poultry rates reached LE 75 on the farm, compared to LE110 throughout Ramadan– a 30 percent reduction.

The head of the department, Sameh al-Sayed included that 3 primary aspects added to minimizing the costs of poultry and eggs.

These factors consist of the federal government effort revealed by the General Union of Poultry Producers that included setting the cost of a kilo of live chickens on the farm to be less than LE85, while the cost of live chickens for the customer is at an optimum of LE95, and minimizing costs by a portion varies in between 10 and 15 percent in its very first phase.

Sayed included that the 2nd factor is federal government releases of feed, and the 3rd is the stability of the currency exchange rate due to the banking system's arrangement of the required dollar part.

Modified translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm