It’s already happening…
“Victorian commercial fisherman John Ingram, who harvests carp for international markets, said just talk of the potential release of the virus was damaging his business. ‘Our export business has been halted,’ Mr Ingram said.”
“Scientists and commercial fishermen say Australia’s rollout of a carp herpesvirus is being rushed through, risking relationships with international trading partners.”
“Kevin Zai, who worked as a consultant in Papua New Guinea for 17 years said he feared the virus would spread to PNG where carp are an important commodity socially and economically. ”
“Dr Keller Kopf from Charles Sturt University said it was possible that the virus could spread outside of Australia. ”
“Queensland scientist Dr Jonathan Marshall said there was a risk the virus would not provide the results the Federal Government was after. ”
Learn more on ABC News’ article –
“Herpes-based carp control plan may stop some Australian fish exports, cause alarm overseas”
Dr Richmond Loh
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