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China removes ban on breeding and processing of two puffer fish
   2016-11-09 18:06:06    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Guo Jing

A cook is preparing a puffer fish. [Photo: Beijing Youth Daily]

Two puffer fish species have been re-introduced for breeding and processing by Chinese authorities. The ban has been in place for 27 years.

The puffer fish species, the fugu rubripes and fugu obscurus, are the first allowed to enter the market, according to a notice published by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration.

The China Fisheries Association explained that among more than 40 varieties of puffer fish, fugu rubripes and fugu obscurus have the longest history of artificial breeding and their toxicity has been well controlled.

Puffer fish [Photo: Xinhua]

After the market matures for puffer fish, authorities will gradually lift the ban on other varieties of the fish.

Companies must pass the examination of related authorities and deliver their certificate to the Ministry of Agriculture before selling the processed puffer fish. Fresh puffer fish will not be sold to consumers directly.

Puffer fish is popular cuisine in both China and Japan. Though puffer fish has a reputation for delicacy, it has a strong toxicity. The ovary, blood and liver of wild puffer fish are highly toxic, puffer fish are bred to have a lower toxicity level, but they still need to be professionally processed before they can be eaten.

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