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Carp virus discussion...Victoria.

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fishing' started by Rod Bender, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. Rod Bender

    Rod Bender Well-Known Member

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  2. kev209

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    If and when they release the virus, the clean up is going to be huge. In no way am I knocking those on the Dole, as some have legitimate reasons. The program work for the Dole could be used to help clean up the dead carp. OMI
     
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    Hmm. Very interesting post there Jim. Keep the reports coming. Cheers, creekboy.
     
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  4. Rod Bender

    Rod Bender Well-Known Member

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    From what I have heard previously, they will be hoping a large volunteer contingent (from angling clubs etc) will assist with the clean up. There may be paid contractors as well.

    Also from memory, fisheries are in favour of releasing the virus if all the research comes up good.
    Cheers
    Jim
     
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    creekboy Well-Known Member

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    Hope they don't stuff it up more than the carp have. Cheers, creekboy.
     
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  6. kev209

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    They still haven't convinced me that it will not harm other wild life
     
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    I'm yet to be convinced also, Kev. Australia does not have a good track record when handling invasive pests regardless of whether it is fish, insects, mammals or vegetation. Sure, a lot of research has been conducted into the Koi virus and authorities seem to be satisfied that it will not jump species and become a threat to our native fish, but in the event of the virus morphing into a different strain, what then???

    Jeff :(
     
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