Goa bans fish import from neighbouring states till July end

Addressing a press conference at state secretariat at Porvorim near the city, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said the decision had been taken as a measure of abundant caution.

Published: 18th July 2018 02:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th July 2018 02:00 PM   |  A+A-

Representational image. IN PIC: Juvenile mackerel trapped by fishermen.

By UNI

PANAJI: The Goa government on Wednesday announced to impose a ban on import of fish from the neighbouring states till end this month in the wake of controversy over use of formalin for preservation of fish consignments.

Addressing a press conference at state secretariat at Porvorim near the city, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said the decision had been taken as a measure of abundant caution.

''A formal notification will be issued by evening. The decision has been taken as a measure of abundant caution in the interest of the Goans.

Once the annual ban on fishing in Goa ends on July 31 and fishing officially resumes on August 1, there will be no issue of fish shortage in Goa,'' he said.

The decision has come a day prior to the start of the monsoon session of the state assembly.

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