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It’s clear!! No ban on fish import; only insulated vehicles to enter State

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Panaji: Ruling out all possibility of ban on fish import, the State Government today issued circular stating that only the insulated vehicles will be allowed to transport fish in the State.

Under Secretary Health Maria Seomara De Souza has said that the vehicles in which the fish is transported are to be insulted vehicles.

Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai has been demanding ban on import of fish till the time the high-tech lab to test the fish samples is put in place.

Goa police and transport department officials have to ensure that the vehicles transporting fish entering the State for domestic market shall be carrying a transporters license for the vehicle in which the fish is transported; issued under the Food Safety and Standards Regulations for transporting of fish.

Further, Government has said that no wholesale fish traders shall function without a valid license/ registration issued by the Directorate of Food and Drugs Administration under Food Safety and Standard Regulations.

“The vehicles transporting fish meant for export or for processing at the fish meal shall comply to the requirements as communicated,” the circular stated.

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