Kuwaiti fish shop shut down for putting googly eyes on fish to make them seem 'fresher'

Posted at 10:16 AM, Sep 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-05 11:16:38-04

Kuwaiti police have shut down a fish store after discovering the strange way the store owners tried to keep the fish fresh, according to the BBC.

The owners of the store were discovered putting googly eyes on the fish, giving them an alleged 'fresher' look.

The market was quickly shut down after social media posts like this one began circulating across the internet:

The image was posted to Twitter by the Al Bayan newspaper. Twitter users also had fun making different fish puns to describe the situation as 'fishy,' as the New York Post reported.

In July, another store in Kuwait was accused of stuffing fish with steel nails to increase the weight and market value of fish.