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New Breed of Fresh Farmed Fish in Singapore

24 July 2008

SINGAPORE - A new kind of fish is being farmed in Singapore, giving local diners the opportunity to feast on something entirely new.

Cobia, a long slim marine fish found in the region, is being harvested for the first time by a fish farm here for local consumption.

According to The Straits Times, the oily white-fleshed fish, with brownish grey back and silvery stripes on its side, is 'less fishy' in taste than the popular snakehead.

The news agency says that it will first be introduced to restaurants at 'a promotional rate.'

Currently, the fish is flown in frozen from Vietnam, and sold at about $45 per kg in supermarkets, according to the Agri-food and Veterinary Authority.

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