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Wednesday 5 January 2005

WHO says fish OK for consumption, Fisherman lament lack of sales.

Sri Lanka's devastated fishermen sent a shipment of fish to the president as they pleaded with people to resume eating seafood in the wake of the Asian tsunami disaster.

"There have been SMS messages going around suggesting that there was a virus in the fish, they even gave it a name, and it spread around like a bushfire," said Belgian Pierre Pringiers, whose company helped organise the president's fish shipment as a publicity stunt as part of its relief work

"We have been in touch with the WHO (World Health Organisation) and they say the fish should be perfectly okay to eat," Pringiers said.

Source: AFP via Yahoo News
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