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  1. Further to this discussion see the below for concerns raised by scientists from the School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, about the proposed release of KHV in Australia. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/313875413_Biocontrol_of_common_carp_in_Australia_poses_risks_to_biosecurity
  2. Serious concerns have been raised about the threat to natives and water supply which will result from thousands of tonnes of rotting fish. Picking it all up before it results in disaster is a fantasy. This will be an ecological disaster if it goes ahead, possibly the biggest in Australian history. It's one thing introducing a virus into rabbits where they can rot away and be scavenged on land. It's quite another doing it to fish where they rot in inaccessible waterways on which the community and native wildlife depends. Oxygen levels will fall rapidly killing many species and resulting i
  3. Yes I'm aware it is already in the UK. What I'm saying is that you need a massive reservoir of infection in Australia, which is what will happen if it is released on a large scale there
  4. BigDog23 you seem to be a victim of the dribble which has been fed to the australian public for decades regarding the impact of carp. Carp are easy to blame for the sad state of australian freshwater species. The truth is that decades of mismanagement of waterways has resulted in what you see now. Carp are an adaptive species which can easily survive the poor conditions created by erosion, pollution and deliberate alteration of natural flows, and that is why they have flourished. They have nothing to do with muddy water, or how do you explain the crystal clear lakes in Europe and other p
  5. Wow. Just wow. Thanks for the support guys.
  6. It doesn't have many signatures as it's only a few days old. I think opposition world-wide will have a much bigger impact than australian signatures only. They need to realise this is a global issue, as this virus has the potential to cause havoc in many other countries, and it could be triggered by their ignorant actions. More than that other countries may also consider introducing KHV if it is done here, thereby magnifying the potential for disaster in the UK and Europe. I have a background in biology and epiemiology and a good understanding of the mechanisms behind global epide
  7. I know but it does provide us a with voice, and some form of unification. How else can we unite behind this cause? Imagine we can get 10000 signatures behind this.. at the very least it will create an awareness that this is more than a one-sided issue, and the outcome might be much better than that. It literally takes seconds to sign, please guys help us out.
  8. All interesting info. And irrelevant. The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing This is about our sport, this is about your fellow angler brothers reaching out to you from the other side of the world. Please sign & comment, if the powers that be see there is substantial opposition and there are other potential implications they may reconsider.
  9. A very dangerous virus is planned to be released in all Australian freshwater waterways. If this escapes the country (in a travelling anglers damp gear for example) it could destroy the species in many countries around the world. There are many other concerns with this idea which have not been considered! Please sign the petition below https://www.change.org/p/barnaby-joyce-barnaby-joyce-don-t-release-a-virus-into-australian-rivers?recruiter=39268449&utm_source=petitions_show_components_action_panel_wrapper&utm_medium=copylink
  10. A very dangerous virus is planned to be released in all Australian freshwater waterways. If this escapes the country (in a travelling anglers damp gear for example) it could destroy the species in many countries around the world. There are many other concerns with this idea which have not been considered! Please help by signing the petition below https://www.change.org/p/barnaby-joyce-barnaby-joyce-don-t-release-a-virus-into-australian-rivers?recruiter=39268449&utm_source=petitions_show_components_action_panel_wrapper&utm_medium=copylink
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