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Iraq fish farmers hit by carp deaths
Along the Iraqi banks of the Euphrates river, one question dominates the conversation. What killed the fish?

Thousands of tonnes of freshwater carp have washed up dead this month, leaving Iraqi fish farmers reeling from the significant loss of earnings. Carp is the country's national dish, commonly barbecued outdoors across restaurants in Baghdad.

Agriculture officials have ruled out deliberate poisoning after rumors swirled of unspecified foul play, but the immediate causes are still unclear.

The worst-hit fish farms are in Babel province, south of Baghdad, where farmers scooped dozens of floating...
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Mussayab, Iraq
Floating dead fish are seen near fish farms at the Euphrates River in Mussayab district, Iraq November 3, 2018. Picture taken November 3, 2018. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani
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