Saturday January 18, 2020

SFPA accused of letting cancer-linked crabmeat be exported to China

Staff at the national sea fisheries enforcement agency raised concerns with consultants PwC

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

8th December, 2019
Consignments of Irish crabmeat were refused entry to China over health concerns. Picture: iStock

The country’s sea fisheries enforcement agency has been accused by its own staff of allowing potentially cancer-causing crabmeat to be exported to China.

The Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) was established to ensure that boats fishing in Irish waters comply with the law and that their produce is safe to eat.

A confidential submission obtained by the Business Post has revealed how staff in the SFPA were directed by management to give the...

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