Goa govt bans fish imports for six months: Minister
The Goa government Saturday announced a ban on import of fish into the state for six months. The move comes against the backdrop of a scare in the coastal state that formalin, a potential cancer-causing chemical, was being used to preserved fish. Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane announced the ban Saturday and added that its duration could be extended by another six months, if needed, till measures to check the quality of fish are in place. “Till such measures are in place (to test fish), the import of fish into Goa is banned for six months with immediate effect,” Rane told reporters. The state is banning fish imports for the second time this year.