For pond owners who love to work with Koi, this is important information that you need to be aware of. Here’s some background on what’s going on and what you can do to protect your access to a variety of high quality Koi.
Injurious Species List
The Center for Invasive Species Prevention (CISP) has petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to add 43 species of fish to the Injurious Species list. Included on the list is common carp, or koi.
If these fish are added to the Injurious Species list, it will be illegal to transport them across state lines. Importation and production of koi will no longer be economically feasible. Koi retailers will likely lose their businesses and pond owners will no longer have access to the variety of koi they currently enjoy.
In response, the National Aquaculture Association as well as other groups are formulating a plan to fight and oppose this regulation.
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