Jordanian Gov't confirms: No Iraqi fish in local market

MENA

Published: 2018-11-04 16:13

Last Updated: 2018-11-04 16:43


Jordanian Gov't confirms: No Iraqi fish in local market
Jordanian Gov't confirms: No Iraqi fish in local market
Roya News Source

Jordanian Ministry of Agriculture confirmed that the Jordanian market doesn’t have any Iraqi fish.

The Ministry’s spokesman, Laurence Majali, told Roya on Sunday, November 4, 2018, that Jordan does not import any kind of fish from Iraq, as it doesn’t any from Egypt nor Occupied Palestine.

Based on the agreements signed by Jordan, fish available in the local market is guarded by regulations that restrict importing fish that originates from countries that suffer environmental pollution.

Majali reassured citizens and consumers that local markets are free of any fish or seafood products, imported from countries suffering from any kind of environmental contamination or aquaculture pollution.

In the past few days, the Euphrates-river has witnessed a catastrophic death of thousands of fish due to a disease that is still unknown to scientists. While news circulated about several merchants intending to sell these fish as frozen meat for later export to neighboring countries, the rumors of Jordan being one of these countries have been refuted by the government.