Two Maine fishermen overcome by gas from rotting fish

public domain, US govt work

Two herring fishermen in Maine had to be hospitalized today after exposure to hydrogen sulfide gas. The gas built up in the ship’s fish hold after herring was offloaded. The gas is produced by decaying organic matter – presumably the load of herring.

link to Portland Press Herald story

I would hope the load of fish was destined to be bait, rather than rollmops or kippers.

link to Wikipedia entry – Uses of Herring as food