KARACHI: Pakistan’s fresh seafood consignments have been rejected by the Kuwaiti authorities due to alleged poor quality.
Pakistan Fisheries Exporters Association (Pakfea) Chairman Faisal Iftikhar informed media that some weeks ago, Saudi Arabia had also rejected Pakistan’s seafood on quality grounds.
He said, “Kuwait, that is one of the biggest seafood markets for Pakistan, cancelled import orders of about 15,000 kilograms of marine products.”
Sources said that the white pomfret and other fresh fish items were rejected by the Kuwaiti civil authorities as the said products were allegedly found unhygienic for human beings.
Faisal Iftikhar said that Pakfea has already been urging Marine Fisheries Department (MFD) to establish its examination office at all the airports as lots of exporters use fake documents for exporting their consignments of low quality seafood products.