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CNRS warns of poisonous fish along Lebanese coast.

Summary: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) warned of poisonous fish that are being caught along the Lebanese coast Friday, saying that these kinds of fish can affect people's health.

BEIRUT: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) warned of poisonous fish that are being caught along the Lebanese coast Friday, saying that these kinds of fish can affect people's health. The National News Agency reported that researchers from the National Center for Marine Sciences, part of the CNRS, made the discovery. "Researchers ... discovered that gaseous fish that secrete toxic material are being caught indirectly through the fishermen's nets along the Lebanese coast," the statement said, adding that one variety of these fish is the lionfish. The fish are not uncommon in the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, but not nearly so prevalent in the Mediterranean. "These poisonous kinds have spread [and are now] at a high density at fishing locations and continental shelf, especially after work began on the second canal of the Suez," the council said.

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Publication:The Daily Star (Beirut, Lebanon)
Date:Jul 2, 2016
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