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The Civil Guard seizes about half a ton of fish untagged (26/10/2016)

The 76 boxes melva (bullet tuna) lacked commercial labeling and documentation required for marketing

The Guardia Civil has enjoyed the cooperation of the Directorate General of Livestock and Fisheries of the Region of Murcia

Having assessed their suitability for human consumption it has been donated to charity centers Sewer and Murcia

The Civil Guard in the region of Murcia, in collaboration with the Directorate General of Livestock and Fisheries of the Region of Murcia and in the framework of the services established in the PACIAP (Annual Program for Comprehensive Control of Fishing Activities), has led to out an inspection at the premises of the fish market where they have been seized Sewer 456 kilos of fish that was unlabeled and lacked commercial documentation of traceability.

The PACIAP program includes monitoring and control of fishing activities, both on land and at sea, with inspections dedicated to the marketing of fish products, transport vehicles such goods establishments and vessels dedicated to maritime catches.

In this case, the operation 'MELVA' has been developed in the fish market situated in the town of Sewell with the inspection of where specialists Nature Protection Service (SEPRONA) Civil Guard facilities in collaboration with inspectors Fisheries and Aquaculture service of the Region of Murcia, has found 76 boxes melva (bullet tuna), with a total weight of 456 kilos, lacking the appropriate labeling and commercial documentation on product traceability.

The performed investigations failed to identify the owner so that the merchandise was immobilized as a precautionary measure, on the premises of the fish market, available to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Region of Murcia.

After examination by veterinarians Service Food Safety and Zoonoses of the fish market, and determined their suitability for human consumption, about half a ton of melva have been confiscated and donated to charity centers Sewer and Murcia.

Recommendations for the consumer

If anomalies observed in the distribution, sale or consumption of fishery products contact the Guardia Civil (062).

The most frequent abnormalities are selling fish species below the minimum sizes authorized, forbidden or prohibited species, sale outside the legal market and the absence of labeling and traceability of products.

Source: Ministerio del Interior

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