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MORE than 5,700 kilos of fish and shellfish have been seized in a dawn raid in Mercamalaga after the fisheries inspectorate found it did not comply with traceability regulations.

Any confiscated food which was fit for consumption was donated to charity while the rest was destroyed.  Inspectors, who were carrying out the work as part of their yearly inspection plan, also issued six penalties, three to transporters, two to wholesalers and one to a seafood expedition centre.

The raid, which was carried out in collaboration with the Guardia Civil’s Service for the Protection of Nature (Seprona), resulted in 5,755 kilograms of fish being seized, among which were 4,716 kilograms of anchovies, 696 kilograms were sardines, 90 kilograms were mackerel, 76.65 were hake and 38.5 were tuna.

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