Russia’s Primorye territory strengthens control of seafood imports

March 29, 2011 10:49

Russia's Primorye Territory has strengthened control over the imports of seafood and fish, reports www.megafishnet.com with reference to Itar-Tass.

Border checkpoints inspect cargoes for quality, safety and content of radionuclides and toxic elements.

From the beginning of March Rosselkhoznadzro's labs examined eleven samples taken from the batch of seafood and fish from Japan after the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, mainly saury, trout, shrimps and squids. No radioactive components were found in the batch.

The region takes samples not only of fish, but also water and bottom sediments.

At present, four research vessels are staying at sea - The Professor Kizevetter and The Professor Levanidov are taking samples in the Sea of Okhotsk off the western coast of Kamchatka, the TINRO - in the northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean and The Pofessor Kaganovsky - off the Southern Kuriles. At present, boats are fishing Alaska pollock and herring in the area.

The levels of the radiation background in the air range between 6-10 microroentgen per hour and in Allaska pollock - within 5-10 microroentgen per hour that are within the norm.

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