Goa Dy Speaker opposes ban on fish import

13 Nov 2018

Goa Assembly's Deputy Speaker and BJP MLA Michael Lobo said Tuesday that there should not be a blanket ban on import of fish in the state. The state government had on last Saturday announced a ban on import of fish into the state for six months, against the backdrop of a scare that formalin, a potential cancer-causing chemical, was being used to preserve fish. "There can be stringent checks at the border on fish stocks being brought into the state, but that doesn't mean we have a blanket ban on fish import," Lobo told newspersons here. He said fish supplies from the neighbouring Shiroda, Malvan and Sawantwadi areas of Maharashtra and Karwar in Karnataka should be allowed in local markets.