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The traditional process of curing fish by smoking can be a great threat to forests. This flourishing cooking activity requires an increasing amount of wood to cure and preserve the fish. In the Congo Basin, in general, and in the Republic of Congo in particular, traditional fish smoking accelerates deforestation.