Thames Anglers' Conservancy Members Forum
TAC Members-Only Forum
If you have arrived here and not yet signed up as a member, then please first join at http://forum.rivertac.org/register using your real name.

Forum Membership is with Real Names only.
Please create a Username that is your First Name and Surname eg. "Joe Bloggs"
(This will save our Admin team the need to contact you about changing it)

http://rivertac.org/membership


Thames Anglers' Conservancy Members Forum
 
HomeHome  TAC Home PageTAC Home Page  SearchSearch  FAQFAQ  RegisterRegister  Log in  
Navigation
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
» Thames TideFest 10th September 2017
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:51 pm by David Harvey

» Eel Trap Results 2017
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:47 pm by David Harvey

» Do you recognise any of these men?
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:44 pm by Ed Randall

» Roads closed everywhere ~ July 29th/30th ~ bike race
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:17 am by Ed Randall

» Better access to free Thames fishing in Reading
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:08 am by Ed Randall

» Eel screens on Water Works intakes
Tue May 23, 2017 10:26 pm by Julian Jones

» River Thames Conditions - Quick Dial Numbers
Sun May 21, 2017 10:00 am by Ed Randall

» Ap[ril showers? If only! Drought beckons...
Thu May 04, 2017 6:56 pm by Ed Randall

» Abbey river this Saturday (12/5/2012)
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:41 pm by Ed Randall

» Molesey Eel Monitoring Training ~ 29th April 2017
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:12 am by David Harvey

» Thames Water fined a record £20m for River Thames pollution
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:54 pm by Stephen Bond

» Crane Riverfly Training ~ May 6th 2017
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:08 am by Ed Randall

» TAC visit to Tideway Tunnel Exhibition in Parliament
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:32 am by John LeSurf

» "Citizen Crane" project - sampling dates
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:24 pm by Ed Randall

» Egham & Stains bankside enhancement followed by brewery trip
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:27 pm by Ed Randall

» SE Rivers Trust needs help on Hogsmill
Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:23 pm by Ed Randall

» Crane volunteering opportunities
Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:38 pm by Ed Randall

» Seal (with enormous fish) in Thames near Richmond Lock
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:34 am by Ed Randall

» [Petition] to eradicate size and catch limits for pike to be taken and culled
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:27 am by Ed Randall

» *Thames Tunnel (Tideway Tunnel)*
Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:42 pm by Ed Randall

» reels for sale
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:51 am by JeffHowe

» A new address for 2017 ~ forum.rivertac.org
Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:06 am by Admin

» New users - Registration issues
Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:47 am by Ed Randall

» Shepperton river death - Van removed near Dockett Eddy Lane
Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:54 am by Ed Randall

» EA Pollution incidents: 2015 evidence summary
Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:04 am by David Harvey

» Ham & Petersham cleanup Saturday 19th Nov
Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:01 pm by Ed Randall

» LIVE THAMES TEMPS AND CLARITY - TAC exclusive!
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:51 pm by Stephen Bond

» Citizen Crane Forum at ZSL - Mon 14th Nov 2016
Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:36 am by Ed Randall

» fishing trolleys
Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:23 am by Harry Notley

» Draw off 2016
Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:24 pm by Ed Randall

Angling Data View
River Levels
UK Map

Thames Tides

Share | 
 

 Killer Shrimp has been found in Barton Broad, Norfolk

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
David Harvey

avatar

Male Posts : 5376
Join date : 2010-01-21
Age : 102
Location : Surrey,

PostSubject: Killer Shrimp has been found in Barton Broad, Norfolk   Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:13 am

The Angling Trust is calling on the government to start taking bio-security issues far more seriously following news released this morning that the Killer Shrimp (Dikerogammarus villosus) has been found in Barton Broad, Norfolk.



A Trust spokesman described this news as a devastating blow for anglers who had hoped that the spread had been contained at Grafham Water in England and 2 sites in South Wales. This highly invasive non-native shrimp originates in the Caspian Region and has spread to other European countries. It predates on native aquatic insect life and fish eggs and could have a major impact on fish stocks and other wildlife. The Angling Trust has been working hard with government and other users of the water environment to encourage bio-security measures across all sectors to prevent another incident occurring, this new discovery is very unwelcome news after all this work.

Only last week, the Angling Trust included a stark warning to MPs about the potential impact of the spread of the Killer Shrimp on wildlife, fisheries and angling when the Trust’s senior staff gave evidence to the Environmental Audit Select Committee on Wildlife Crime.

Mark Lloyd said: “We do not know how the Killer Shrimp was spread to Barton Broad and we will be continuing to ask all water users, including anglers, to follow the ‘Check Clean Dry’ procedures to stop it spreading further. In an open system like the Broads with thousands of visitors a day this will be a huge task and we will be meeting with the Broads Authority to discuss ways of doing this. There is now a very real danger that this pest could be spread throughout the country with disastrous consequences for fish, fishing and a host of wildlife.”

The Angling Trust’s Freshwater Environmental Campaigns Manager Mark Owen added: “The government needs to wake up to the huge threat to our waters from invasive species from Europe the Killer Shrimp is only the tip of the ice berg. We call on government to ratify urgently the Ballast Convention to stop these species being moved by shipping and to take a lead in forcing European countries to take action by backing a new European Directive on Invasive Non Native Species”.




1. The Killer Shrimp (Dikerogammarus villosus)

More information about the Shrimp and a downloadable ID guide as part of the Angling Trust’s online guide to aquatic invasive non-native species HERE

2. Ballast Convention

In response to the threats posed by invasive species, the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Rio de Janeiro 1992) called on the International Maritime Organisation and other international bodies to take action to address the transfer of harmful organisms by ship. In response the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships Ballast Water & Sediments was adopted by consensus at a Diplomatic Conference in London on Friday 13 February 2004. This has still not been ratified by the UK Government
Back to top Go down
http://Rivertac.org
 
Killer Shrimp has been found in Barton Broad, Norfolk
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» River Ant & Barton Broad
» Killer rims on closeout at Tirerack.com
» Lost and Found?
» 800oz nugget found in WA
» Killer B Rally video

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Thames Anglers' Conservancy Members Forum :: Open Section :: Conservation Issues-
Jump to: