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Signal Crayfish

Observed: 26th March 2013 By: Simon WalkerSimon Walker’s reputation in InvertebratesSimon Walker’s reputation in InvertebratesSimon Walker’s reputation in InvertebratesSimon Walker’s reputation in Invertebrates
Signal Crayfish, River Pur, 2012-03-26 005
Signal Crayfish, River Pur, 2012-03-26 002
Description:

This is the introduced American crayfish that has caused so much harm to our native species. Quite a large one, too.
Unfortunately it looks like this means the end of the British crayfish in this river - it was caught less than a mile from the source of this chalk stream.
Another example of a species introduced for financial advantage turning out to be a disaster. I'd like to ask the idiots who brought it to Britain what the hell they were thinking of. I hope they feel really, really guilty.

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D.M.H.'s picture

Catch 22 unless you have a

Catch 22 unless you have a DEFRA and EA licence you cant catch them and you also not allowed to release them :-/

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Simon Walker's picture

I Didn't Know That, Mark.

And I don't know the chap who caught it, either. What I do know is that he said he was going to take it home and eat it...

Regards

Simon