Kuwait Suffers From Month of Fish Kills
About 2,000 tons of dead fish have washed ashore in Kuwait in the past month — a number equivalent to the amount of fish eaten over four years in the country (and Kuwaitis like a good piece of fish on the dinner table). No dead fish have been found elsewhere in the Gulf, leading experts to believe that the cause of the deaths originates in Kuwait and isn’t natural. Under public pressure, the government has banned fishing. Some experts are blaming raw sewage being pumped into the Gulf for the deaths, while others are pointing to runoff from the oil industry.