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(English) 1) A natural covering of fish forming a protective film, often damaged or lost when captured fish are handled with dry hands, leaving the fish open to infection when returned to the water. On death the slime becomes opaque and milky, and yellowish with time, 2) microbial colonies on undersalted white fish evidenced by a sticky feel and by smell.

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