WE SIM­PLY DON’T NEED MORE CARP FROM THE CON­TI­NENT...

Why im­port fish when there A are loads bred here?

Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

S the scourge of KHV con­tin­ues to cut its mer­ci­less swathe through our pre­cious carp stocks, I can­not help but feel frus­trated that the door is still open for po­ten­tial car­ri­ers of the dis­ease into our coun­try.

We don’t need more carp from abroad – even or­na­men­tal koi are pro­duced here in vast num­bers and if en­thu­si­asts want some­thing ‘bet­ter’ then hard luck!

We es­pe­cially don’t need, or want, more mu­tant hy­brids. We have the abil­ity and fa­cil­ity to pro­duce more than enough, and F1s – ‘in­fer­tile and un­able to grow big­ger than 4lb’ – are re­pro­duc­ing, pos­si­bly even hy­bri­dis­ing fur­ther with other cyprinids, and have grown into dou­ble fig­ures.

Viruses live to spread. We have seen sev­eral an­i­mal viruses cross into hu­mans. It’s al­most guar­an­teed that KHV will in­fect other fish species Who­ever said F1s couldn’t grow to 4lb was clearly delu­sional.

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