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Uncovering a Fish Epidemic that stunned Iraq

Test results from international laboratories confirm that the death of millions of farmed carp in Iraq in late 2018 was caused by fish disease, not pollution. The carp suffered from the Koi Herpes Virus (KHV), a lethal disease known to cause almost 100 percent mortality rates in carps. Based on these results, we can therefore […]

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Water Contamination caused Death of Fish in S. Iraq

WHO and Ministry of Health investigate the massive death of fish in southern governorates of Iraq Laboratory tests conducted on water samples in the reference lab in Amman, Jordan on the cause of death of freshwater fish in the Euphrates River in Iraq have revealed the contamination of water with high content of coliforms, heavy […]

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Video: Cross Breeding Helps Revive Iraq’s Fish Industry

By John Lee. After years of decline, the Euphrates and Middle East Fish Farms, Iraq’s largest and best designed hatcheries, were operating at less than 40% capacity due to conflict, sanctions, and production problems. In 2008, USAID’s Inma Agribusiness Program began a partnership with Euphrates Fish Farm to help improve the carp fingerling production in […]

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