27 May 2010

Something's fishy

In the little free time I have I enjoy fishing with my fellow superheroes. There is no better way to relax than to hang out by the lake and catch some fish. Unfortunately due to the illegal activity going on with fish being brought into the UK, I may have to stop relaxing and start fighting crime at my local fishing spot.
According to the Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), organised criminal groups have been illegally importing fish, specifically carp, in order to make a large profit. A 50lb carp can be worth around £20k!

Shipments of live fish have been picked up at UK borders. If these illegally imported fish reach our fisheries it can cause a lot of harm. The fisheries can charge more money to fish, because their customers have a higher chance of catching a huge (illegally imported) fish. At the same time though, the imported fish could contain unknown diseases and kill the local fish.
With the start of summer and warm weather, I know I want to be able to enjoy some nice summer days fishing. For all you other fishers out there, I know you can relate. We have to help put a stop to these criminals before our summer fun and fish stocks are ruined!
If you have any information about the illegal importing of fish, or about the theft of angling equipment, please help protect the angling community by contacting Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or by filling in a secure online form.

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