‘Goa should revoke ban on fish from state’

‘Goa should revoke ban on fish from state’

Yashpal Suvarna

Dakshina Kannada and Udupi District Cooperative Fish Marketing Federation president Yashpal Suvarna has urged the Goa government to revoke its decision to ban fish supply from Karnataka and other states on the suspicion that Formalin (used to preserve dead bodies) was being used to keep the fish fresh.

Fearing the presence of formalin in fish coming from outside the state, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of Goa issued a circulation denying entry permit to the trucks carrying fish from Karnataka.

“The lab tests have proved that no formalin was used to keep the fish fresh. The fishermen from Coastal districts have been carrying out fish business for several decades. The ban by the Goa government has hit the fishermen hard,” he said. 

He urged the state government and district administration to intervene and sort out the issue amicably. “If the authorities fail, then a legal fight will be undertaken in the future,” he warned.