N38m Fish destroyed in Lagos
Officials of the Federal Department of Fisheries (FDF) yesterday confiscated 95.7 tonnes of unwholesome fish worth N38 million for destruction.
It was gathered that the fish were seized from cold rooms of Premium Sea Foods Ltd., Iganmu, and Bexolac Sea Foods Ltd., 10, Old Ojo Road, Lagos/Badagry expressway.
The stock comprised mostly of herring, Alaska pollack and mackerel imported from Russia.
Mrs Foluke Areola, the Acting Director of Fisheries, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said the exercise was line with the agricultural transformation agenda of the federal government.
Areola said one focus of the agenda was to prevent importers of food products from bringing unwholesome fish into the country. ( NAN)