Alappuzha: A joint inspection conducted by officials of Fisheries and Food Safety Departments under 'Operation Sagar Rani' led to the seizure of 550 kg of stale fish at Kayamkulam and Kollakadavu in the district. The seized fish, including varieties such as ‘choora’, ‘mankada’ and ‘ola’, was disposed off by the authorities by burying it.
The ‘ola’ fish was taken into custody from a vehicle that had arrived at Kayamkulam from Goa and the ‘choora’ and ‘mankada’ from a shop near Kollakadavu.
The inspection was carried out by Fisheries Sub-Inspector in Mannar M Deepu and Food Safety officers A A Anas, Adash Vijay, Sreelakhmi S Vasavan and Afila Yousef. During the raid on the shop at Kollakadavu, officials from the Health section of Cheriyanad grama panchayat also took part.
Meanwhile, around 100kg sardines were seized in Malappuram and joint inspections are being conducted in various parts of the state.