Much like the war on carp currently going on in the U.S., Australia is also dealing with a massive carp problem and officials are desperately searching for a way to fight back.
One politician thinks he has a plan to eradicate these fish, but scientists warn it could cause “catastrophic ecosystem crashes” in Australia, The Guardian reports.
According to sources, the plan – which has been dubbed an “irreversible high-risk proposal” – is to release the koi herpes virus into the Murray-Darling river system to kill off these carp that are destroying the ecosystem.
Yes, that’s right, the Australian government wants to combat carp using a form of the herpes virus which apparently other native fish, birds, amphibians, and all other species in the river system cannot contract.
How do you feel about this potentially high-risk proposal?