After the formalin in fish controversy in July 2018, the goa government made it compulsory for all fish traders from outside Goa to register with the FDA if they wanted to do do business in Goa. This was implemented from October 25, 2018, and some fish traders from Margao found that their trucks could not enter goa.
The prices of fish like mackerel, sardine in the local market have also increased due to the limited supply of the fish in the goan market, since mainly local suppliers are providing the fish. The media has also reported that the fish traders are claiming that 10000 people will lose their livelihood due to the ban, and there will be a 20% decline in the fish exports from goa.
Now according to media reports in the times of India, a Maharashtra MLA, Nilesh Rane, from Kankavli has threatened to damage goa registered vehicles, if the fish trucks from Sindhudurg in his constituency are not allowed to enter Goa.
He is also claiming that he will set up a fish market in Banda on the Goa Maharashtra border, if the restrictions on fish trucks continue.