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FISHING bosses have BANNED moving oysters from southern England after thousands of the shellfish contracted HERPES.
No oysters are being allowed to move in or out of a major breeding area in a desperate bid to stop the disease spreading.
The lock-down has sealed the mouth of the Thames Estuary from Kent to Essex.
Local fishermen are fuming that they will have to stop fishing for the tasty catch — which sell for £3 each in posh restaurants — until the outbreak is dealt with.
The no-go zone was put in place this week after inspectors from the Centre for Environment, Fisheries an
Originally posted by Mobius1974
reply to post by jumpingbeanz
Well it was a late night in 2009... I was on the beach with this woman... She told me she wasn't in the mood... So I walked in the ocean, grabbed an oyster and.......
I am sorry U.K.
I have needs too!!!!
A herpes-type virus infection, the first to be found in an invertebrate animal, is reported in the oyster Crassostrea virginica. Intranuclear herpes-type viral inclusions were more prevalent in the oyster at elevated water temperatures of 28 degrees to 30 degrees C than at normal ambient temperatures of 18 degrees to 20 degrees C. The inclusions were associated with a lethal disease at the elevated temperatures.