Russia sends back Chilean salmon

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Cargo of 19.2 tonnes did not have right paperwork, say authorities.

Russian veterinary authority Rosselkhoznadzor sent back a truck of Chilean frozen salmon because it said it did not have the right paperwork, reports Fontanka.

Over 19 tonnes cargo of fish were apprehended in St. Petersburg and had travelled to Russia from the Magallanes, southern Chile, in mid-January. It was forced to make the return trip back.

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“A veterinary certificate for the salmon was issued at the end of November 2019, at a time when restrictions were placed on the supply of products to the Russian Federation on the salmon farmer,” wrote the publication.

“The accompanying documents to him were not in order – a veterinary certificate was issued at the end of November 2019. At that time, restrictions on the supply of products of the Chilean company in Russia were introduced. There were no new papers from suppliers. In connection with the violation, a decision was made to return”, wrote Rosselkhoznadzor.