Five fish vendors from Karwar sent back from Margao
Posted by: nt November 10, 2018 in Goa News
MARGAO: Five vendors, including three women, who had brought fish from Karwar in a private bus, were sent back from Margao by Fatorda police on Friday.
The fish vendors from Karwar had reached Margao at around 6.30 a.m. They were spotted carrying fish in containers with ice by wholesale fish agents at Margao, who informed the police.
Following which, the police arrived on the scene and the five vendors were taken to the police station.
“We warned them not to bring fish to Goa as there is a ban imposed on import of fish and they were sent back. We have also asked the border police to check private buses and if the buses are found carrying fish stock, we will seek cancellation of their permits,” said Fatorda police station in-charge Navlesh Desai.
Sources informed this daily that the wholesale fish agents spotted the Karwar fishermen at the KTC bus stand with nylon and plastic bags.
Upon inquires, the fish agents learnt that the five persons had brought fish from Karwar. Hence, they alerted the
The Karwar fishermen had fish worth around Rs 15,000, it was stated.
It may be recalled that the import of fish has been banned in Goa. Health Minister Vishwajit Rane has asked the wholesale fish agents to obtain FDA licence to carry on with their business. He has turned down the request of fish wholesalers who sought some time to comply with laid down guidelines.
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