Rosselkhoznadzor introduced a restriction on the import of fish and seafood from Japan

Rosselkhoznadzor will introduce temporary restrictions on the supply of fish and seafood from Japan to Russia from October 16. About it it says in a message from Rosselkhoznadzor.

“As a precautionary measure, from October 16, 2023, Rosselkhoznadzor joins the temporary restrictive measures of the PRC regarding the import of fish and seafood from Japan,” the statement said.

It is clarified that the restriction will remain in effect until information on the safety of seafood is provided and until these products are analyzed by Rosselkhoznadzor specialists.

On August 24, with the permission of the IAEA, Japan began releasing more than a million tons of treated water from the destroyed Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean. It is expected that this process could last decades. The community of local fishermen spoke out against the dumping – they went to court as a group of more than 150 people. After the start of the reset, China immediately banned import fish and seafood from Japan.

Rospotrebnadzor previously said it would strengthen control over seafood after the start of discharges from Fukushima-1. As of September 26, no excess radiation had been detected in fish caught near the release site. Later in Rosselkhoznadzor admitted introduction of restrictions on the supply of aquatic products from Japan to Russia due to the risks of radiation contamination of fish and seafood.

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