July 30, 2020

Carpe diem: Invasive fish feeds hungry in South Africa’s lockdown

Sedgefield (South Africa) (AFP) – It is just before sunrise and volunteers are hauling nets full of gleaming, wriggling carp out of Groenvlei Lake.Here, on the picturesque coast of South Africa, environmentalists are hard at work trying to eradicate an invasive alien species.The fish, introduced into Groenvlei in the 1800s, has proliferated so much that the lake’s ecosystem is at threat.For nearly two years, the carp have been netted or hunted with a bow and processed into fertiliser. But not any more.Today, the fish are destined for dinner tables in nearby Sedgefield, a town that depends huge…

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