SVC outbreak in Cornwall

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An outbreak of the deadly virus Spring Viraemia of Carp (SVC) has hit a fishing lake in Newquay, Cornwall.

Defra has banned movements of fish to and from the Gwinear Pools complex at Gwinear Farm in Cubert, near Newquay, under the Diseases of Fish Act 1937 after the virus struck the lake's population of Common carp.

According to Fish Farming Today, the Order was served after tests at the Weymouth CEFAS labs confirmed the presence of the notifiable disease. Fisheries Inspectors are trying to trace the movements of fish to and from the lakes.

The disease has also recently been identified in goldfish at three separate locations in the UK.