The warning comes from Australia but the global impacts could be far-reaching with many other species potentially exposed to the threat.
Former president of the Australian Coarse Fishing Federation, Bob Dimmack, told Angler’s Mail magazine that Victoria state authorities are supporting and funding The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s research into the genetic manipulation of fish species.
Bob said: ‘The research being done in Tasmania is to produce a genetically modified strain of carp that produces only male offspring.
‘The intention is to use this technology to eradicate carp from Australia. While the eradication of carp may, to some, be desirable the possible worldwide effects could be unthinkable.’
For the full shocking story, read this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine.