Koi Herpesvirus (KHV) disease

Dear Sir/Madam

Fisheries in Yorkshire Summer 2017

Since this newsletter went to press, we have had our first outbreak of Koi Herpesvirus (KHV) disease confirmed at Risby Park Fisheries, near Beverley. East Yorkshire. Movements of fish to and from the site are now restricted and disinfectant net dips are in place. So far we have had 3 confirmed cases in England. Maps of all areas with controls in place to limit the spread of KHV are online here.

This newsletter contains articles on fish disease and disinfection to safeguard our fisheries from KHV and other very damaging diseases. For those interested in KHV an excellent summary of research in to how the virus can be spread between waters by fishing tackle, can be found in this copy of finfish news.

For those of you looking to improve signage at your fishery to educate your fellow anglers on the dangers of spreading disease and invasive non-native species (INNS) on wet dirty equipment. There are plenty of printable PDF signs and leaflets that can be downloaded at the Invasive Non Native Species Secretariat website.

On a more positive note, we are starting a second round of Fisheries Improvement Fund projects this summer. This fund is rod licence income made available to benefit anglers through improving freshwater habitats. If you have a project you would like us to consider, please contact Paul Slater (North and East Yorkshire) or Joanne Kay (South and West Yorkshire, North Derbyshire) as soon as possible so we can discuss your project and send you an application form.

Please contact us for more information on any subject covered in this newsletter. Phone us on 03708 506 506 (Mon to Fri 8am to 8pm) or email enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk. Please report incidents to our 24 hour Incident Hotline 0800 80 70 60. Follow us on Twitter: @PeteTurnerEA , @EnvAgencyYNE

Yours Faithfully

Mike Lee

EA Fisheries Technical Officer

Hull and East Yorkshire

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