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Offline crabby1

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Re: June 16 White spot Update
« Reply #15 on: Mon 19 Jun 22:07 2017 »
My suggestion and question relates to non fishing persons who are consumers of seafood. Plus people that live outside of SEQ yet may consume affected seafood and how they may dispose of the raw products of the potential WSD affected seafood. Would some one for Victoria who does not fish know about the risk of dumping the crab guts of green crab from MBMP area into the catchment of saltwater elsewhere in QLD?

I expect there to be some media campaign to inform the general public but this will take time.

Not about whether get caught or not doing something. Just saying can see a potential for another infection else where. Small yes, but risk is there.

The livelihood of the commercial fisherman around here needs protection so having larger market to sell their product is required. But as a country we don't need more WSD infection either as will affect other commercial fishing markets long term

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Re: June 16 White spot Update
« Reply #16 on: Thu 22 Jun 16:05 2017 »
For the record, an earthworm is not a polychaete, it is an oligochaete and thus not covered by the movement control order.  There is good evidence to suggest a wide range of polychaetes can concentrate the virus, and risk its spread with their movement.  No evidence that earthworms can spread it though. 

Well BenD, I guess you'd best ring the Australian Museum and tell them they are wrong, because the following is a C&P direct from their site  ::)

Originally classified within the Phylum Annelida, together with the earth-worms (Class Oligochaeta) and the leeches (Class Hirudinea), recent studies have failed to show that the annelids are a monophyletic group. This means that currently, the term ‘polychaetes’ should be used, rather than ‘Annelida’. Polychaetes now include all the traditional polychaete families as well as the leeches, earthworms, and the siboglinids, sometimes known as ‘beard worms’.