Goa bans fish import from neighbouring states for 15 days

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has banned the import of fish from neighbouring states for 15 days after huge traces of cancer-causing formalin was found in fish consignments.

The ban will be lifted on August 1.

"In the interest of people of Goa, have issued directions to ban the import of fish in Goa for next 15 days. Fishing activity in Goa will resume in the month of August, hence plenty of fresh fish will be available to Goans," he tweeted.

The chief minister also assured the residents that there will be no issue of fish shortage in the coming days due to the ban.

"A formal notification will be issued by evening. The decision has been taken as a measure of abundant caution," Parrikar told at a press conference at the State Secretariat here.

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