Rotten Fish Seized, Traders Fined in Ras Al Khaimah

RAS AL KHAIMAH — Ras Al Khaimah Municipality seized around 200kg of rotten fish meant for sale from two pickup vehicles on Saturday.

By Sebugwaawo Ismail

Published: Tue 1 Dec 2009, 12:31 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 9:04 PM

Fines of Dh2,000 were imposed on the drivers and the traders who hired the pickups.

Adil Ali Al Deek, head of the Environmental and Health Department at Ras Al Khaimah Municipality said, “When the inspectors examined the fish in the pickups, they found that most of the fish were rotten. The lot was destroyed.”

Al Deek said the fish got bad because of the poor storage and refrigeration facilities. With Eid Al Adha holidays during the weekend many people opted to buy meat rather than fish and hence the stocks were not touched.

Selling fish on the streets in pickups or trucks is hygienically not proper because most of the vehicles used lack proper storage facilities, AlDeek added.

Al Deek urged residents to buy food products like fish at only authorised markets.

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