Friday, July 24, 2020

Bengaluru airport handles 24K ornamental fish from Thailand

Bengaluru: The Kempegowda International Airport in the Karnataka capital recently received a consignment of 24,200 ornamental fish from Thailand for an importer in Kerala, an official said on Thursday.

"Bengaluru airport processed a consignment of 24,200 ornamental fish recently. The consignment arrived at Bengaluru airport from Thailand," said an airport official.

Later, the fish were transported to Kerala's Kozhikode, after approvals from the Customs Department and the animal quarantine services in Bengaluru.

"The varieties included Betta Splendens (Fighting Fish) and Flower Horn Fish," said the official.
Adorned with natural colours of blue, white, black, yellow and red, the fishes had wing-like protrusions shooting out of their bodies on all sides.

The fishes been individually packed in a plastic bag each and then in thermocol boxes for the flight and onward transportation to Kerala.

However, the official did not reveal if any of the fish died during the flight. Though the official could not confirm if this was the largest fish consignment handled ever, she confirmed that the airport doesn't usually handle ornamental fish.
24/07/20 IANS/daijiworld
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