The Japanese government announced on Monday (19th) that black scorpionfish in the waters of Fukushima Prefecture will be banned from listing due to the detection of radioactive substances exceeding the standard. This decision breaks the situation that the restrictions on the marketing of seafood in Fukushima prefecture waters were completely lifted in February last year.
Xinhua News Agency reported that according to Fukushima Prefecture, 270 becquerel radioactive cesium was detected in a black raccoon fish caught in the waters of Fukushima Prefecture on April 1, which exceeded the standard value stipulated by the Food Sanitation Law.
Fukushima Prefecture said that this black scorpionfish was caught at a depth of 37 meters, 13 kilometers from Minamisoma City, Fukushima Prefecture.
In February of this year, the Fukushima Prefecture Fisheries Cooperative Association found that the radioactive substances contained in the black scorpionfish in the county exceeded the standard when it was experimenting with fishing operations, and it has voluntarily stopped the black scorpionfish from being listed on the market.
After the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident, up to 44 kinds of seafood were restricted from listing, but since February 25 last year, the aforementioned restrictions on the listing of seafood were completely lifted.