Ban on Japanese seafood in full effect, says Russia — Includes Fukushima and 7 other prefectures — “Decision is based on monitoring”

Published: September 20th, 2013 at 3:02 pm ET
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Title: Ban on Japanese fish remains in place due to Fukushima accident – oversight service
Source: Voice of Russia, Interfax
Date: Sept. 19, 2013

A ban on fish and seafood imports from Japan, introduced on April 6 2011 in connection with the accident at the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant, will remain in effect in full, the federal veterinary and phytosanitary oversight service Rosselkhoznadzor has reported.

It said the ban applies to 242 companies located in eight prefectures of Japan. The ban remains in effect despite Japanese officials’ repeated requests to lift it,” Rosselkhoznadzor said.

This decision is based on the monitoring, run by Russian services, and by international and foreign organizations. [...]

See also: Kyodo News: URGENT - S. Korea bans all fishery products from 8 Japan prefectures -- Gov't: Unclear how Fukushima incident will progress in future

Published: September 20th, 2013 at 3:02 pm ET
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89 comments to Ban on Japanese seafood in full effect, says Russia — Includes Fukushima and 7 other prefectures — “Decision is based on monitoring”

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    the honest and hardworking fishermen of Japan are ruined. Japan will follow in steps. The misery of other species will never be known. All this because of greedy corporations and ignorant and culpable engineers foisting the most dangerous technology on the earth for short term gain. No words are strong enough to denounce them as this catastrophe eclipses all catastrophes. They went forward with nuclear despite our many warnings and protestations. Now untold number of innocents will suffer


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    • orsobubu orsobubu

      CodeShutdown, you are clearly highlighting a problem of political economy. What is the economic system that, abolishing the present state of things – hence abolishing money, wage labor, the market, the banks – replaces the exchange value with user value as the foundation of production and exchange? It is the scientific communism (as clearly illustrated by Engels in his book "Antiduhring"), not to be confused with state capitalism, established in Russia and other countries of the Soviet bloc since the first half of the last century and now fully operational in Europe, America and much of the world. The capitalist bourgeoisie proved incapable of managing the enormous capacity of the current means of production, which it possesses, and – to avoid the falling rate of profit, overproduction and unemployment – it has to resort to periodic destructive events, socializing losses in order to continue to privatize the profits.


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    • orsobubu orsobubu

      It is therefore imperative for the working class to seize the means of production, so eliminating the historic contradiction that those who appropriates the surplus value does not work and those who work does not take possession of the product. The fundamental problem of humanity leads back to the leninist strategy of organizing the transition to a new world order wherein the production is subtracted to the anarchy of capitalistic and financial markets and planned scientifically instead for long-term goals: cancer cures, nanorobots for nuclear decontamination, combating desertification and deforestation, colonization of outer space, power generation systems based energy tyrasmutazione cold nuclear, etc.


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      • orsobubu orsobubu

        correction: … power generation systems based on cold nuclear transmutation processes.


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      • VanneV anne

        You're offering both the New World Order and Pie in the Sky. Like we don't have enough radiation here, we are supposed to seek even higher levels of radiation in space. Didn't you notice all the failures by Russia to enter space lately? Too much radiation fries the electrical components as well as all life. The new Van Allen belts recently created by all the atmospheric nuclear testing and nuclear accidents and nuclear waste are not only frying life on the earth, but all ability to enter space, which wasn't attractive ever anyway.

        Wake up. Radiation kills the genome, the intelligence, and all life. Population levels are declining from all the radiation. We don't and will never need to bankrupt the economy for nuclear energy. And nuclear weapons are weapons of mass destruction.


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        • Mack Mack

          On Earth it took millions and millions of years for the radiation to 'settle down' enough that man and other forms of life could survive and grow.

          But in only 41 short years, the background radiation in the U.S. has increased 620% thanks to man-made radiation from atomic testing, nuclear meltdowns, nuclear power plants, etc.

          In 41 years, background radiation in the U.S. went from 1 sievert/year to 6.2 sieverts a year.

          It's no wonder fertility problems, cancers, disease, birth defects, etc. are so rampant.

          And now we're seeing more and more children BORN with cancer.


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        • orsobubu orsobubu

          Anne, I agree with you. Probably I didn't explain it well due to my poor english. Space colonization should be a goal for mankind WITHOUT hot radioactive technologies. I believe in cold nuclear technologies, which are – according to recent reports – totally free from radioactive emissions. If those should reveal to be not feasible, solar energy is the alternative, like depicted in Gerard K. O'Neill works about space colonization.


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        • SophieQ

          Lately there is one question surfacing around were I live. Apparently some entities on the planet believe that 500 Million people are enough.
          If that is indeed the case, how can a reduction by 7 Billion be achieved?
          The answer is frightening, but Fukushima may well be part of that goal.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Guidestones


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          • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

            Without a doubt, there are too many humans, if one takes the viewpoint of other animals and the health of the system. But all the people on earth would be gone in one generation without a single chemtrail, dirty bomb or poisoned vaccine if they simply stopped having babies. Global reduction of humans does not have to be Machiavellian.


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  • jec jec

    And the USA is still importing without testing..using Japan's testing results. Who has the 'smoking gun' being held against the head of our government? Thanks to former Sec. Clinton for this, I believe. Its time to test the products, and protect our citizens. If Russia and S. Korea's testing and monitoring are showing levels of radiation in seafood..guess where the products will show up?..Lets have data and facts, not political arm waving..EPA where are you?


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    • We Not They Finally

      Appeal to the EPA?? How do you think that Gina McCarthy, the new head, GOT that job? She was previously with the Office of Radiation Monitoring, the people who turned the radiation monitors OFF in the U.S. Who kept the public in the dark.

      Now she has presided over a dangerously lethal increase by the EPA in the amounts of radioactivity allegedly "safe" in U.S. food. She's a criminal. And Obama is criminal for appointing her. And the Senators who confirmed her without question now share in that.

      How outrageous is it that RUSSIA knew enough to ban Japan seafood within less than a month after Fukushima, and the U.S. has done nothing? What has this country come to?


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    • The USA is not just continuing as usual, it's picking up the slack!

      In August 2012, Fukushima Diary posted a graphic based on the trade statistics of Japan by Ministry of finance.

      http://fukushima-diary.com/2012/08/us-keeps-importing-fishery-food-from-japan-even-after-311/

      The graphic shows that Japanese fishery exports to the US increased by 33% year over year, following the accident.

      In the graphic, compare the 12 month period ending in mid 2011 versus the following 12 month period ending in mid 2012. Exports to the US grew, from a yearly rate of 9 million kilograms, to a yearly rate of 12 million kilograms. That's 33%!

      What's in YOUR shopping cart? Hmm?


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      • unincredulous unincredulous

        I used to love eating tuna. I haven't bought any tuna since 311. Rarely fish at all in my shopping cart, anymore. Last week, my neighbor offered me a tuna salad sandwich. Against my better judgement, I accepted. It sure tasted good. When I think about it, I shudder. I feel like I would be less appalled had I exercised poor judgement and just ate a dog turd off the lawn. But, then again, maybe the dog might have ate some tuna that week. So, maybe I shouldn't feel like my choice was so bad. At least it tasted good. Next week, if I don't exercise better judgement; if I am feeling adventurous I may just chomp down on some circuit boards with some pcb spread on them, with a few nuts and bolts (small ones) for crunchies.


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  • We Not They Finally

    The RUSSIANS knew enough to do this in less than a month's time after the original catastrophe? And the U.S. has still done NOTHING? That's not just an embarrassment. It's becoming an escalating crime.


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  • VyseLegendaire VyseLegendaire

    And Russia embarrasses the US on the world stage once again.


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  • papacares papacares

    Anyone have links to verify this statement from the above?

    "This decision is based on the monitoring, run by Russian services, and by international and foreign organizations"

    Would be interesting to categorize the info from April 2011 to date from Russian services monitoring


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  • kez

    So Russia the new hero now?

    Russia is one of the world's foremost proponents of nuclear energy dependence. They seek to build NPPs not only in their own nation (including a floating NPP) but in the UK, India to name a couple of others.

    And still bear the brunt of arguably the worst nuclear accident and nuclear reactor sea dumping ecology.

    They also boast the fastest breeder in the world .. a dangerous tech that even the US is leary of.

    Maybe this little spat isn't really over fishes but has deeper political nuclear energy proliferation reasons reasons.

    Tighten up those tin hats a bit.


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    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      We can take it that you prefer the government that hides the facts, stops the testing and lets the children suffer the consequences then? Dont get me wrong, we know Putin and the other gang members killed and robbed. But then, Bush has 1.5 million Iraqi's/Afghanistan's blood on his hands. High time for all people of fascist/communist/fundamentalist or you name it countries to give up blind patriotism in favor of truth and humanity


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    • papacares papacares

      not sure your comments are understood – if russia has information based on monitoring from 4/11 to date that information should be shared with the rest of the world – there are no heros when it comes to nukes – nukes do not solve a peoples energy lust for comfort, nukes only determine who is left

      Kahlil Gibran summed it up rather poignantly when he wrote
      “Verily the lust for comfort murders the passion of the soul, and then walks grinning in the funeral…..No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge. The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers, gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness. If he is indeed wise he does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind.”


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    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      Kez Im with you on your last sentence
      "Maybe this little spat isn't really over fishes but has deeper political nuclear energy proliferation reasons reasons."
      Except there are all manner of geopolitical wars going on. As the U.S. surrounds Russia and China with missiles, a little background reading from William Engdahl broadens ones perspective

      http://www.engdahl.oilgeopolitics.net/print/Putin%20Chess.pdf

      http://www.engdahl.oilgeopolitics.net/print/Putin%20Finito.pdf

      http://www.engdahl.oilgeopolitics.net/print/Kyrgyzstan%20Part%20I.pdf


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    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Pull those hat strings tight! :)


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    • brainheart

      All very good points. Russia isn't even pretending to slow down with new plans to build floating nuclear plants.

      Pointing fingers at any single country is not a very effective way to solve a problem that is being controlled by treaties and financial constructs and military interests of many countries.

      Having said that, the very public face of Fukushima indicates that Japan is more interested in saving face by only allowing Japanese players in the Fukushima War Room when it is clear to the rest of the world that it requires the attention and sacrifice of the entire world to have any meaningful impact on mitigating whatever can be mitigated.

      But, it means sacrificing dated, broken Financial systems, science systems, war systems, political systems, human relationship systems and think tanks. Good luck with that.


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Russia..pulling a ruse.. along with those 'extraordinary' in the matter.


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  • It's easy to see a 'domino chain reaction' occurring here.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y97rBdSYbkg

    If there were 29 nine dominoes the last one would be as tall as the Empire State Building.

    Why ban just Japan?

    The fish and a mixture of radioactive contaminants are swimming all over the Pacific after 2 and 1/2 years. There's no end to this catastrophe or to the amount of 'hot air' continually spewed in order to cover up this mess.


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    • DisasterInterpretationDissorder DisasterInterpretationDissorder

      scary seeing that First domino give new meaning to the concept of
      "the wing of the butterfly" effect , + accumulation everywhere !
      But the economy's are doing better miraculesly , its all good ..,
      no need to change course pronto asap at all…lets keep us be focused on jaaabzzz and "economic growth" and "crisis" whilest ww3 is in the pipeline if we not walk very carefully… but swiftly…in the opposit direction … of that what is trying to eff us all .. our own logic of death..to the extreme..


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Yes..why just Japan?

    Japan Meteorological Research Institute “Contaminated seawater reaches the east coast of Australia and Indonesia”

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/09/japan-meteorological-research-institute-contaminated-seawater-reaches-the-east-coast-of-australia-and-indonesia/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FukushimaDiary+%28Fukushima+Diary%29

    Please open the link in the post..I am having trouble attaching it.


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    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      Fukushima;
      700 PBq was in the three cores
      140 PBq lies in stagnant water (?)
      12 to 15 PBq released to the ocean so far, similar to air

      point of reference;
      290 PBq from atmospheric weapons tests

      Thus we see Fukushima could likely get 20x worse but is still only 1/10 nuke testing. Elsewhere, I think Ive read it already eclipsed nuke testing. Thats the problem with the data, it seems all over the place


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  • rockyourworld

    you shouldve stopped eating fish after the bp spill. america uses the ocean as a toilet too. not just japan.


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    • andagi andagi

      Dear rockyourworld,
      But wait! There's more! …UGH!

      'Ocean disposal of radioactive waste'
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_disposal_of_radioactive_waste

      Aloha.


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    • unincredulous unincredulous

      I stopped eating shrimp from the Gulf of Mexico after that BP oil spill. After Fukushima accident, I have almost stopped eating seafood entirely. I saw an article recently that said chocolate covered crickets were to be sold to Americans to get them used to eating insects. I could put on my tin foil hat and deduce that all this is a conspiracy by those who want to sell insects as food. Poison everything else and make a quick fortune. …but I won't go there first. I think everyone who is afraid to eat seafood now should join a class action lawsuit and take every penny the nuke industry and oil industry has. It's the American way.


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      • many moons

        Sounds like a good plan! Alabama stepped up and is suing Bp. Recently, other gulf states are joining the suit….lets just bring this home to the individual who has been effected the most.

        The gulf coast is over, not just because of BP, but also the notion that exist that even though we have laws to protect the environment, they aren't being enforced. The gulf has turned into a toxic waste site…exactly what benefits the oil and gas industry. They don't need to worry about polluting what is polluted.


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  • omniversling

    repost but relevant:

    Yesterday I wanted to buy walnuts in a supermarket in Australia. The packets on offer were all marked 'Country of Origin' as our labelling laws require. However, printed below that was: 'Packed in Australia from Imported Ingredients'. But from WHERE? That is what I need to know. California? Turkey?

    As I continued my circuit of the aisles, and looked at SO MANY of the products there with 'Packed in Australia from Imported Ingredients'on the packs (four, soy flour, High Fructose Syrup, dried fruit, canned foodstuffs like tomatoes and tuna etc), I wondered how quickly it will take the global food trade to seize up when the scale and seriousness of FUKUP can't be hidden anymore…

    I no longer assume it will be 'better' here in the clean(er) zone when the greater half of the world's population are nuclear refugees, looking at my backyard for safety, drinkable water, and edible food…

    peace


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Yes, use your backyard!


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  • ftlt

    All Japanese food and products is now suspect given the spread of the contaminated refuse burns from the Tsunami…

    I understand Eurasian food from the fallout pattern is still quite impacted by Chernobyl… Turkish apricots for some reason were singled out in one article I read about it..

    The Norse countries and the Baltic States were hard hit as well and still have high reading in their food products – Dairy, being one of the worse… But, of the fallout covered much of Western Europe too – they are still getting high reading in Britain form it…

    Japan land crops should remain highly suspect for years and perhaps, decades or even centuries or longer given the news about FUFU …

    Centuries not being a problem – as we will be a long gone as a species by then most likely ..

    This fish warning is so newsy… Everything comig out of Japan must be considered tainted and poisoned until proven otherwise..

    The "Problem" is, who do you trust the FDA or IAEA – YIKES!!!

    The Russians long term???? Right…


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    I won't touch anything from the ocean ever, thanks to nuclear.


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  • kez

    Aww .. you guys disappoint me. You also missed the obvious ..

    The russians dumped and skuttled tons of reactors, nuke waste .. including spent fuel .. into the Kara Sea. Even an intact nuke submarine.

    This was made known in 1993. And again made news (including here on Ene) September 2012.

    There is marine life and fishing in and around the Kara Sea .. ask the cod and sturgeon and salmon .. and the polar bears. And crustaceans and birds?

    Where are Russia's reports of rad levels and eco damage there? Where are the warnings to their own Siberian citizens? And the Norwegians and other Northern Arctic dwellers?

    I guess their own marine nuclear dumping shit don't stink anymore. And there aren't any Arctic currents there to cause wider spread of the contamination.

    Which again should smell of some sort of hyprocisy and lack of transparency to all the Doomers here.

    And why aren't they posting their own rad numbers on Fuku fishes for the world to see?

    (Both those two mentioned above in comments).

    But the Truther brigade has to find a way to blame the US govt .. instead of some of that famous investigative googling on Kara Sea .. or muddy the debate with topics irrelevant.

    Someone here said CTs stood for creative thinking .. OK .. I will be the tin hat here.

    Why is it different now? Contamination in Kara must be safe and friendly bc it makes our point to side w Russia? Contamination from Japan in Pacific bad?

    And Russia couldn't possibly have…


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      • MichaelV MichaelV

        amous icebreaker Lenin were buried in the western part of the Kara Sea.
        A considerable part of radioactive dump sites have been put on the map and it is possible to monitor their condition. But the location of some is unknown – at that time there were no JPS systems. The situation in the Kara Sea is potentially dangerous for adjacent countries. Norway has grounds to be constantly worried about these dumps sites. But they pose the greatest danger to Russia. Currents in the eastern Arctic mostly flow from the west to the east, and any pollution spreads along the Russian coastline. But nothing is safe in the water, and other countries may also face the consequences of depreservation of radioactive waste on the Russian shelf.
        Using the maps of the defense and emergency ministries, we studied the condition of radioactive dump sites by the north tip of Novaya's Zemlya Northern Island. Earlier expeditions by the Ministry of Emergency Situations have shown that dump sites to the south are not dangerous, whereas northern sites – in the Gulf of Currents and the Gulf of Prosperity – have not been studied enough. The weather was good, and we explored these small gulfs during ten days. The bottom was video-taped in detail by robots. We studied sediments with hydro location equipment, monitored radioactive contamination, and took samples to establish radioactive levels. We did not reveal any excessive radioactivity.
        We found what we expected. Since waste was dumped long ago, it was…


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      • bo bo

        I tip my tin hat to you, kez.. ! And thank you for the history, learn something new from different people every day here.


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  • kez

    @MichaelV: thanks for the cliffhanger!

    Cut off and no link source. Care to finish? Or is it an inconvenient truth here?

    I am deafened by the cricket sounds.

    (Maybe I should push my tin hat ear flaps up I guess).

    Hello?


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Hey Kez you are lighting up the room :)

    Here you go and this is what comith this way.
    http://www.berkeleycitizen.org/radiation/radiation1.htm

    This gal wears a big tin foil cap too!

    Enjoy!

    Don't eat fish since none of us have a clue where it came from and/or what ocean dump site it spawned in with mommy and daddy. These Nuke boys and girls have killed millions and they want to kill more with their failed technology. The beauty of invisible poisons..
    in,


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    ..in your fish and other foods!


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  • rockyourworld

    seafood? what about rice?


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  • kez

    I have read for two days about Kara Sea dumping.

    There are also a couple of other facts to this tin hat conspiracy:

    In addition to all the nuclear dumping, thar's OIL in them thar waters! Which a Russian company and Exxon USA want .. bad .. drooling over and humping each other in anticipation.

    Greenpeace vehemently opposes Artic drilling .. if there's a spill .. may be impossible to clean up. In August this year Greenpeace sent a ship as a peaceful protest into those waters. This area is also very near a large Artic wildlife marine refuge.

    Russian Coast Guard threatened them with DEADLY force if they didn't leave. They did .. but filed protest of Russia's actions.

    Russian Oil Company (easy google .. Ren.. something?) and Exxon can't safely drill for oil until all that nuke shit dumped is mapped and evaluated and remediated. And it may actually be illegal for the drill baby drill in Kara anyway bc of the sanctuary.

    VERY EXPENSIVE to do and a ginormous hair ball in their throats.

    And the scuttled nuke sub could actually go recritical and explode again BTW.

    Since Japan nukes shutdown .. and importing petrofuel .. who do you think might be a buyer of Russia's (and Exxon) new oil bonanza?

    Hello Kitty.

    OK .. I am summarizing a lot of reading .. and this is becoming a cold thread .. if you want PLEASE do some fact checking. If gens some interest I'll dig up my links.

    Please challenge if interested.

    Tin Hat off for now.

    Take care good…


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  • rockyourworld

    if fukushima doesnt get you mad cow will


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  • rockyourworld

    cant fathom mad cow disease? dont you read?


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    • kez

      Hi Rock .. first my teasing of your reponses is that you don't link anything as a "reply" to anyone. It makes it hard to follow them as a threaded discussion. When you just post "odds and ends"' on the bottom of the discussion as separate thoughts it seems kinda disjointed and random at times ..

      It's hard enough to follow up to comments here as it is.

      I used to invest in a company that provided testing for BSE (mad cow) so I have read about it .. tho not recently and know of no recent global threat now.

      It's related to prions and cannabalistic feeding techniques. There is a different human form of the infection that has made news thru ineffective sterilization techniques and surgeries (brain or spinal I believe) .. but also limited to a small vulnerable population.

      So how does this relate to Russia banning Japan's fish?

      Happy to listen to your thoughts.

      Take care.


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  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    Ban all seafood from Japan.
    Ban all imports from Japan.
    Ban all imports made from Japanese materials.
    Perhaps this will eventually convince Japan that contaminating the Pacific Ocean and the Northern Hemisphere in order to save a few bucks wasn't such a great idea.


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  • Flapdoodle Flapdoodle

    It wasn't a tsunami but it had the same effect: A huge cluster of jellyfish forced one of the world's largest nuclear reactors to shut down — a phenomenon that marine biologists say could become more common.

    http://www.mail.com/scitech/news/2369746-jellyfish-shut-swedish-nuke-reactor.html#.7518-stage-subhero1-1


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