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    Posted: 21 Mar 16 at 12:35pm
Killer shrimp are likely everywhere already just not detected.

At the Grafham GP this year the boat washing after racing was quite frankly a joke. The guy manning rthe boat wash station where I was queued up didn't really pay much attention and then wondered off while there were still 10 or 12 boats waiting. Most of the queue then simply disappeared and packed away.
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It has to go somewhere...

With the mussels especially from the water companies view it's probably inevitable they'll get everywhere in the end, but because they clog up equipment so badly it will really up expenses. And of course the extra expense will go on our water bills and on our club rents, not out of the directors salaries, so it's in all our interests for the spread to be slowed down.
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So Anglian water tell us not to transfer water elsewhere -

and then proceed to allow water to overflow into the surrounding countryside.

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If birds were the main transmission vector they'd have spread Europe and Britain centuries ago.
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Lets hope no birds fly from Grafham or Pitsford to Rutland then...!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote andymck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Oct 15 at 9:14pm
This seems very different to the plan at rutland. In coming boats have to have been washed and dried off site. Any boat that arrives that is not clean and dry is supposed to be refused entry. Boats that arrive wet or dirty must not be washed on site, as this may lead to contamination of the site. Owners have to sign a declaration to make it self policing, but spot checks can be done.
Not sure what you are supposed to do if it rains on the journey.
We are the same water authority as Pitsford, but apparently not yet infected.

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Probably not a great deal of difference. When I researched this a few weeks ago, I found that as well as some inland reservoirs eg Pitsford and Grafham, the killer shrimps were now also to be found in the canal system to the north west of Birmingham. As nobody is likely to do the advocated wash, clean and dry on the narrow boats that travel up and down the canal system, there is no way that it will not spread.
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Northampton did an amazing job with 70 boats washed in less than an hour a few weeks ago. First time they'd done it, too. No idea what difference it makes, though?
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Whether washing your boat on departure from a contaminated lake (or not) is a good idea or not, is it enforceable? Can anyone prevent an owner from removing their property from anywhere, public or members-only? I guess a club could place sanctions on individuals who don't comply...

Of course, washing before immersion in a fresh-water site, contaminated or not, is only prudent.
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