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Ministry of Environment, Water, and Agriculture Bans Importing Cat Fish from Mozambique

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia follows strict biosecurity procedures to protect national living things from any diseases that may pass across borders. So, the kingdom bans transporting or importing living products from the infected areas

Ministry of Environment, Water, and Agriculture Bans Importing Cat Fish from Mozambique
Saudi Arabia -Riyadh 2016-10-05

Today, Wednesday October 5th 21016 , Ministry of Environment, Water, and Agriculture announced provisional ban on importing  alive cat fish from Republic of Zimbabwe due to  Aphanomyces invadans infection. It is one of the fatiguing diseases that lead to weaken fish vitality as well as reducing immune ability. The disease is caused by one of water fungi. The Ministry issued this resolution based on the warning newsletter of OIE which issued a report about the infection. The report states that the infection was recorded in the mid of September 2016 and still continue. Management of Animal and Plant Quarantine in Ministry of Environment, Water, and Agriculture assured the importance of the referred banning as a cautionary procedure for public health and food safety. 




By Saudi Aquaculture Society, on 05 October 2016


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