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When is a fish not a fish?

AUSTRALIA - Politicians in Australia have been pondering the meaning of fish and have passed new laws making it clear crocodiles should be fish too. </b> <br><br> The decision is at odds with the arbiter of the Australian English language, the Macquarie Dictionary, which rules that fish are &quot;completely aquatic vertebrates, having gills, commonly fins, and typically an elongated body usually covered with scales&quot;. <br><br> The answer to the Australian meaning of fish is contained in the new Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Legislation Amendment (Export Control and Quarantine) Bill 2006, which was endorsed by Australia&#39;s parliament on Thursday. <br><br> Australia&#39;s junior minister for agriculture Susan Ley told parliament the new definition was needed to ensure Australia had the right to enforce export controls on a wider range of fish, including crocodile products, shellfish and prawns. <br><br> <i>Source: TVNZ</i>

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