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Udupi: Formalin issue, Goa bans fish from coastal Karnataka


Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (MS)

Udupi, Nov 6: Everyday 15 to 20 trucks carrying six to seven tonnes of fish in each of them were going to Goa from the coastal district. However, from the past one week, this business in deep trouble as Goa has banned the import of fish from other states including Karnataka due to the issue of Formalin lacing in the fish.

The government of Goa has made it mandatory for out of state fish to be certified as Formalin free by the food department. In addition, the trucks that transport the fish need to be insulated to prevent the water from seeping onto the road. Though the fish merchants had asked sufficient time to implement these rules, the government of Goa has suddenly stopped the entry of outstation fish and is holding all the trucks near Majali check post.

This sudden ban on the entry of fish of Karnataka into Goa has battered the already struggling fish industry of coastal Karnataka. The price of fish has gone down considerably due to excess supply of fish in the market.

Giving his opinion on the situation, Satish Kunder, president of Malpe Fishermen Association said, "We have checked the fish at Malpe for the use of Formalin. In the beginning, we did receive fish laced with Formalin that was supplied from Tamil Nadu. However, due to continuous monitoring, the Formalin lacing is completely stopped. Due to the sudden and unexpected decision of the government of Goa, coastal fishermen have incurred losses to the tune of crores of rupees. The fishermen, who had a tough time during the rainy season due to storm and ban on fishing have received one more severe jolt due to the banning of outstation fish by the Goa government."


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  • JNB, Mumbai_Mumbai

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    I had been to Karwar many times,
    these fisherman never and ever ready to sell their fish at local market even for repeated demands.
    They love goa that's wh whole night they collect the fish from small fishing person till 2.00 AM and proceed to to goa early morning, just to supply Hotels and Restaurants in Goa .
    Like sand mafia in DK.

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Those who play with health of the millions ,need death penalty punishment ,just hang culprits automatically all these things will stop

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  • mudartha, kankanady

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Shocking news

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  • prakash, Kudla

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    I really appreciate the guts of a small state like Goa. They have the guts to at least ban the fish, which they feel is not right for the consumption of their people.

    Karnataka is the worst state when it comes to corruption. Among all the four states of South India, I can say without any hesitation and doubt, though I am born, brought up and live in Mangaluru heart of the city, Karnataka and especially Mangaluru city is the worst in terms of corruption.

    People of Mangaluru are well educated and cultured but do not unite for common cause of public. Very sad to note. Only beef makes some noise in Mangalore

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    If you sell the fish at a reasonable price, there will not be any excess supply in Mangalore.

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  • Ahmed K. C., Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Sell the fresh fish little cheaper in local markets. We have consumers.
    Atee aase gatee gedu.

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  • Rational thinker, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    We don't have any Govt regulations or agency to check this malpractice.
    In India no law and order, no punishment, no jail or no fines.
    Chemical milk is added to regular milk, formalin is used to preserve fish.
    So nobody cares and greedy fish sellers play with peoples' lives.
    No wonder we have too many cancer cases in and around Mangalore.

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  • BH Balakrishna Pai, Mangaluru/Navi Mumbai

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Why Formalin should be used to preserve fish which is consumed by people? . They are playing with lives of the gullible unsuspecting people. Why Karnataka govt is not banning usage of formalin to preserve Fish?Its all greed for money at the cost of lives of the people.

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  • Vaishak, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Very good decision by Goa. Karnataka should do the same. Greediness for quick money by killing the people.

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  • Amith, NAGPUR

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Very Good decision by Goa government!!! Traders & fisherman from coastal Karnataka should learn a lesson!!! Few days back Kasargod police and health department had seized the truck loads of fish, transported from Mangalore. Such people won't hesitate to kill all innocents of Coastal Karnataka by lacing the fish with formalin, ripening the bananas in chemical water or chemical smoke , injecting the watermelon ....etc. now feed the same fish to your family!!!!!

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  • Kapil Kadam, Karwar/Mumbai

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    Hi hatsoff CM Manoharbai. He was hijacked by the fellow GSB scamster Vijai Sardeasai-the dalal of Goa who is surprisingly close to Muslims. I heard from my Goan cousins, he is the most hated man in Goa. The most hated Goan in their lifetime! The Manglorean Konkanis should follow their Brethren-Goans from who they have descended. Likewise, Tuluvas too should stop this South Kannadiga(Vokkakiga Gowda cartel) -a mafia in its own that is splitting the state into. Mysuru based favoring politics is pitting North Kannadigas(Lingayats ) against them. South Kannadigas like to romance with Dakhnis and Nawayaths for a few pennies. Money is honey. Now, Malbari muslim lobby controlling Bengaluru and Mangaluru. Wake u Tulunadu. The Goans have woken up. Time for your own state! No more endosulfan,ponk ponk kannadiga fishermen and carcinogenic cancerous formalin laced fish. Jai Mogaveera. Jai Parsuram. Jai Tulunad Tulu Rajya

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    Regulate the supply of Formalin and also issue licence to the users so that misuse is reduced.

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  • Sudakara, Pumpwell/Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    THAT IS WHY I AM TELLING EAT ONLY VEGETABLES, DOKLA SO THAT YOU CAN TELL ONLY FALSE PROMISES AND GROW 56 + INCHES.

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    Calcium carbonate is used to ripen fruits, Oxytocin is injected on cows to get more milk and on vegetables for quick growth. Many fruits and vegetables are genetically modified. May be in Mangalore the use of this is less, but in Mumbai and other parts of India it is common.

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  • G M Hegde, Udupi

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    An extremely serious issue, we shud appreciate the Goa CM of having guts to safeguard his own people's health. The same expected in Karnataka but govt in deep sleep under lobby pressure at cost of citizens health. Has been going on discreetly for many years. 15 years back ponk ponk cycle fish walas were beaten up for bringing chemical laced fish to villages in Udupi district.

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  • Praveen Kotian, Ambagilu/Udupi

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    Anna Heggadre,
    In Goa BJP govt. so our Bhattru and Halady Shettru are not there to protest against BJP govt. They raise their voice only against other govts. If they fighting for truth and justice irrespective of the Govt. why they are not raising their voice against the raising fuel price? All necessary commodities price raising like ROCKET SPEED. Where are they and you dear?

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  • Rohan Pinto, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    Formalin used in Zoology and medical labs in order to keep dead animals for years without despoil

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    When Udipi and Mangalore.administration follow strict in implementing rule for soil why not there is strict law for these murderers.

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    What about fish eaters of mangalore and udupi. Better people stop eating fish . Good decision by Goa. For the sake of little.profit the fish traders poisoning innocent fish eaters. Punish the guilty and give them life imprisonment.

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    Why Karnataka government failed to detect formalin?

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  • Praveen Kotian, Ambagilu/Udupi

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    If Karnataka govt. detect formalin and put ban on fish, then Bhat and shetter protest and support the culprits you know that very well. Just for name sake don't write.

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  • Prajwal, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    There are more fish lovers Mangalore. stop exporting good quality fish to other parts.
    Give preference to local buyers with reasonable rate, Its a win win situation to all.

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    Formalin, a chemical used in mortuaries to preserve dead bodies, is now being used to fish look fresh. There are a number of hazards associated with the use of formalin. Looks like the Health departments are still sleeping.

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  • Maxim, Kukude

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    Formalin is a Carcinogen. We are playing with Cancer.

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    After 2014 can not buy fish that too with formalin.please provide back us our sacche din no need Acche din.

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  • Denis Gomes, Dubai

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    What about fish supplied to Udupi / Mangalore District ? Is any department is checking for formalin ?

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  • Richard, India

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    Well Done Goa. Stop feeding people with poison. No harm done if all follow basic rules and law.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    Formalin is also used in Mumbai ...

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  • Sameerampaul, Hejamadi

    Tue, Nov 6 2018

    KARMA

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