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Hong Kong to ban sure Japanese aquatic imports

Freshly-caught bonito fish is unloaded from a ship at a wharf exterior the Onahama Fish Market in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, July 5, 2023. /CFP

China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) mentioned on Tuesday that it will ban sure aquatic merchandise from Japan beginning Thursday following Tokyo’s announcement of nuclear-contaminated water discharge.

Tse Chin-wan, secretary for atmosphere and ecology of the HKSAR authorities, mentioned that within the face of main dangers posed by the discharge, the HKSAR authorities should take preventive measures to make sure meals security and public well being.

The ban will apply to aquatic imports from 10 Japanese metropolis or prefectures together with Tokyo, Fukushima, Chiba, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Gunma, Miyagi, Niigata, Nagano and Saitama, masking all contemporary, frozen, chilled, dried or processed seafood, in addition to sea salt and seaweed, Tse mentioned.

Current restrictions on sure meals imports from Fukushima, Chiba, Tochigi, Ibaraki and Gunma will stay in place, he added.

HKSAR Chief Executive John Lee mentioned in a social media publish that the choice by the Japanese authorities to discharge nuclear-contaminated water in disregard of meals security dangers and irreversible air pollution and harm to the marine atmosphere is an act of “imposing its problems on others irresponsibly.”

“Food safety and public health are the top priorities for the HKSAR government,” Lee mentioned.

Despite public considerations and raging opposition from each dwelling and overseas, the Japanese authorities mentioned on Tuesday that it has determined to begin releasing nuclear-contaminated wastewater from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the Pacific Ocean from Thursday.

Read extra: Japan to launch Fukushima water into ocean regardless of protests and considerations

Source: CGTN