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Norway 'baffled' by Russian ban on fish imports.

NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-27 March 2001-Norway 'baffled' by Russian ban on fish imports(C)1994-2001 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com

Norway hopes that a Russian ban on fish imports from the country in an effort to prevent the spread of foot and mouth disease will be lifted sometime today (27 March).

Norwegian authorities are 'baffled' at Russia's decision, which applies to all European fish and fish products, reported the Norwegian daily Aftenposten. Fish cannot carry the disease, Norwegian veterinary experts claim. Norway's Foreign Office has said that no one can explain the move and that it hopes it was 'just a misunderstanding'.

Eivind Liven, director of the Norwegian Animal Health Authority, said that it would be difficult to provide any scientific evidence to support the fish ban.

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