A Ban on Shell Fish & Fish.
Radioactive discharges from Windscale ( Sellafield ) picked up by shellfish have caused a lot of concerns over the years.
In 2004 this raised the prospect that it might stop the export of some British shellfish to the rest of Europe.
Now Russia has imposed a ban on fish and seafood imports from Japan.
In September South Korea banned all fishery products from eight Japan prefectures.
China has just banned all Shellfish from the West Coast of the USA.
Trade Wars ?
As the level of radioactivity from Fukushima grows, then so will concerns about the health of the fish in the Pacific.
Thus the number of countries disallowing the import of fish from Japan, Canada, and the US must grow.
These sorts of import bans will really upset the WTO, scupper GATT, and might bring about all sorts of trade sanctions.
Just how many countries will this impact ?
One can only guess the answer to that question.
However . . . . . .
With rising health concerns, and falling fish numbers, there will not be much of a fishing industry left in the Pacific within the next couple of years.
So any trade sanctions will be of a very academic nature indeed.
Ban them now !
What we now need is a European import ban upon all fish and shell fish from the Northern Pacific.
Such an import ban would highlight just what is happening at Fukushima, and the need to close down all nukiller power plants.