Some fish such as blue fish have a kind of strong smell. What words (noun, adjective, etc) can describe specifically this kind of fish smell? Stench seems to mean any smell that is unpleasant.
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I would use the adjective "fishy," actually. The smell of fish is pretty universally known, and that's what we say. One can even say that other things smell fishy.
You could use one of the following words: foul, noxious, putrid, rank, or reeking.
The smell of fish comes from a similar process as the smell of urine - the breaking down of amines.
So you could call the smell
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