Saturday, February 05, 2005

Get Out of Here, You Smarmy Little Topmouth Gudgeon!!!

Britain's Environment Agency is so desperate to rid Ratherheath Tarn of the invasive fish known as the topmouth gudgeon (Pseudorasbora parva), they are resorting to poisoning the whole lake. Gudgeons are an Asian import, still available for sale in the U.K. aquarium trade (if you get a license), and they've been in the Tarn for at least 50 years. Workers are going to remove as many of the native fish as possible and port them to a fish farm before adding the poison to the water. Read the whole report over at Manchester Online.

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