In addition to killing carp, the project will require measures to boost the native fish population. Oh, and somebody has to do something about millions of dead fish.
“I think a river full of dead carp is not going to be fantastic for business,” Robert Hughes, a houseboat operator, told ABC News, vastly understating his plight.
So, next time you buy your cat that ominously vague “Fish” flavored cat food, note that it has the potential to be herpes-ridden carp, though there are no known health risks to eating herpes-infected carp. Matt Barwick, a senior fisheries manager, told ABC that carp with traces of the virus are eaten every day in Israel.
“There is up to 58 million individual carp that are eaten for breakfast in Israel every day, with the virus, and there’s never been a single documented human health issue,” he said.