Researchers at CSIRO are investigating whether koi herpesvirus (KHV) could be used as a biocontrol agent to eradicate Australian populations of carp.

Interesting article, putting a spin on it, and creating another name to disguise KHV. It’s just not the convention in the  literature to call KHV, carp herpesvirus.

Also, take a look at the fourth picture (accompanying question 3). If we were to pan the camera a little higher, you can “dam” well see the real cause of the state of our rivers.

It’s also interesting that carp were introduced for farming purposes. It’s not the effect of koi keepers.

Have a read, and make your comments.

http://blog.csiro.au/reclaiming-our-rivers-from-feral-carp/

Quite the contrary, many nations have been battling to keep KHV out (http://library.enaca.org/AquacultureAsia/Articles/April-June-2004/8transboundary-khv.pdf), why do we want it in Australia?


Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh 

DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, NATA Signatory.
THE FISH VET, Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA. 

Mobile Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.
http://www.thefishvet.com.au
Ph: +61 (0)421 822 383

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