Harmful bacteria caused dead fish in Kuwait

 08 May 2017 - 12:57

Harmful bacteria caused dead fish in Kuwait
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Kuwait: Kuwait's Environment Public Authority (EPA) said Monday that harmful bacteria caused fish kill recently in Kuwait's bay.

EPA's deputy director for technical affairs Mohammad Al Enezi said at a news conference reported by (KUNA) that the fish "are subject to environmental stress for several reasons, including the effect of sewage on specific shorelines" in Kuwait.

He added that the dead fish were of the species, "chem," noting that they were exposed to wastewater, industrial drainage or illegal encroachment.

Chem fish, as locally called are a species of catfish, not favored for eating by bulk of the Kuwaitis.