Carp prices down as more Czechs opt for non-traditional Christmas dinner

23-12-2005

Prices of the traditional Czech Christmas food carp have fallen, as the fish faces competition from other foods such as salmon and poultry. Carp prices are about 5 percent lower than last year, a spokesperson for the biggest Czech carp producer, Rybarstvi Trebon, told the AFP news agency.

Many Czechs take live carp home and keep them in the bath, killing the fish themselves shortly before consumption on Christmas Eve.