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(File pix) The government is considering bringing in more seafood from abroad to offset possible price rise following the high tide phenomenon in the country. EPA Photo

TAPAH: The government is considering bringing in more seafood from abroad to offset possible price rise following the high tide phenomenon in the country.

Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin said he agreed that at the moment, there was limited supply of seafood available in the local markets which trigger a price increase.

He said consumers should also prepared paying 'reasonable price' for seafood due to high-tide phenomenon.

"Our fishermen risks their lives to brave strong winds whenever they go out to sea.

"I will consider to bring in more seafood supplies from overseas to offer alternative to consumers," he said.

Hamzah was speaking to reporters at the launch of Price Control Scheme for Deepavali 2016 at TF Mart Value, here.

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