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Jakarta Post

Medan fish sellers hit hard after dead pigs found in rivers

  • Apriadi Gunawan

    The Jakarta Post

Medan   /   Tue, November 26, 2019   /  07:34 pm
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A pigpen.(Bloomberg/File)

Fish traders across Medan, North Sumatra, have complained about suffering a marked drop in income after hundreds of pig carcasses were found floating in a major river that runs through the provincial capital. According to Medan Fish Trader Community chairman Juwari, ever since residents woke up to the sight of dead pigs floating in the Bederah River three weeks ago, fish traders have seen a decline in earnings and are grappling with financial losses as a result. The discarded animals, which were believed to have died of hog cholera, have scared people from buying and eating fish, he said. “Since they found those carcasses, we’ve suffered an 80 percent in revenue for the last three weeks,” Juwari told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday. He added that hundreds of traders at Cemara traditional fish market in Simpang Limun had been affected, losing up to Rp 2 million (...