International trade impacted with talk of the Australian government potentially releasing KHV to control feral carp.

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 … Continue reading International trade impacted with talk of the Australian government potentially releasing KHV to control feral carp.

SENATE: The truth about koi herpesvirus (KHV or CyHV-3).

In this session, we hear the truth about the real risks and forecasted socio-economic, political and ecological disaster that can come from the use of KHV as a biological agent in Australia. Some of Australia’s leading scientists and international experts present their case. Rural & Regional Affairs & Transport Monday, June 25 2018, 16:49. http://parlview.aph.gov.au/mediaPlayer.php?videoID=403648&operation_mode=parlview#/4Continue reading SENATE: The truth about koi herpesvirus (KHV or CyHV-3).

The collateral damage: giving carp KHV can lead to native fish kills through the EHN virus.

Excerpts from an article in Weekly Times:A decision to release the virus in Australia is due at the end of the year, once the National Carp Control Plan is delivered to the Federal Government…Some anglers fear introduced redfin numbers would explode, eating native fish eggs and spreading the EHN [epizootic hematopoietic necrosis] virus, which infects … Continue reading The collateral damage: giving carp KHV can lead to native fish kills through the EHN virus.

ABC reports on the potential disaster that KHV will be for Australian waterways.

Recently I was asked to perform a necropsy on a client’s fish that had been dead for a little under 2 days. I forewarned them that it would be of little diagnostic value, especially if it had been left in a plastic bag, floating in bucket of pond water all this time. Braving it, I … Continue reading ABC reports on the potential disaster that KHV will be for Australian waterways.

What is the RSPCA’s view on the release of Koi herpesvirus (aka KHV, Cyprinid herpesvirus 3, CyHV-3) to kill c arp?

Some pertinent excerpts: “The RSPCA recognises the need to control introduced species to minimise their environmental and agricultural impacts where these are validated. However, we argue that the control methods used must be as humane as possible for all species, including fish. The available scientific evidence demonstrates that fish are sentient animals capable of experiencing … Continue reading What is the RSPCA’s view on the release of Koi herpesvirus (aka KHV, Cyprinid herpesvirus 3, CyHV-3) to kill c arp?

Mysterious massive aquatic animal die-offs in NSW – prequel to KHV release?

If we were to release the koi herpes virus (KHV), and not address the underlying issues (water use, pollution…)… The Hawkesbury River is now uninhabitable! I wonder if there’ll be hordes of volunteers helping with the clean up. Watch the stench here – https://au.news.yahoo.com/video/watch/38926315/mysterious-deaths-of-pelicans-turtles-fish-alarms-residents/