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  1/13/2013, Shevat 2, 5773

Smuggling of 1,000 Banned Fish Thwarted

Veterinary and fish inspectors of the Agriculture Ministry stationed at Ben-Gurion International Airport seized two giant shipments from the Far East with more than a thousand marine animals, Sunday morning.

Among the banned sea life that was included in the shipments of "pet fish" were peacock bass, red snake-head fish, crocodile fish, cold-water goldfish and hundreds of fish that are not approved for import.