N38m Fish de­stroyed in La­gos

Daily Trust - - NEWS -

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)

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