The Israeli government has approved the first phase of a controversial plan to regulate the sale of fish sauce, a popular condiment made from the dried skin of fish, after a parliamentary vote.
The plan, approved by the Cabinet, calls for the production of 100,000 liters of the sauce annually, but that may increase to 1 million liters if there is demand.
The draft law, which was approved by parliament’s Committee on Public Works and Highways, says that only the government can approve the sauce and that it must be produced in Israel and exported.
It also says that no commercial or public parties may use the sauce commercially, and that only licensed producers can sell the sauce.
“We are proposing a regulation that regulates the sale, production, and distribution of fish sauces, which will protect the public health and protect the environment,” Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel said in a statement.
“There will be no market for the sale and consumption of fish with a poisonous ingredient.
The new regulation will protect our environment and the environment of the people of Israel.”
The ministry says it plans to issue permits for commercial and private parties to sell the fish sauce in the next few months.
The fish sauce is produced by a company called Fish Sauce Enterprises and has become a staple in Israeli markets, with a sales of $150 million last year.
In 2016, the government approved the production and sale of 4,000 metric tons of fish oil, which is used to make the sauce, but the ministry said it could not legally distribute it.
Fish oil is made from fish and algae, and is not regulated in Israel.
The ministry is planning to allow sales of the oil through a private entity, but it will have to submit a report to the cabinet before the oil can be sold.
“It is possible that there will be a market for this product,” Ariel said, referring to the oil.
“We need to be sure, however, that we have all the necessary permissions before this happens.”
The government has been struggling to deal with a spike in pollution linked to the spread of the Asian carp parasite, which has killed at least six people and sickened at least 30 others since it was detected in the southern Israeli port of Ashdod.
Israel is trying to control the spread and spread of Asian carp by banning its sale.
A recent report found that the parasite was likely the cause of a spike of infections in the Jewish settlements of Beit Shemesh and Beit Lahiya, and in the communities of East Jerusalem, the northern West Bank, and the Gaza Strip, where there are large Jewish communities.
Ariel said the ban on Asian carp could last for five years, and would be implemented in accordance with a previous cabinet decision.
“This decision is not a decision taken in haste.
This decision was taken on the basis of scientific evidence,” he said.
The Israeli health ministry has estimated that there are as many as 70,000 Asian carp in the country, with up to 1,000 in the United States.
In March, Ariel said that a ban on the sale could take place in the coming months.