Loch Ken crayfish meeting

A meeting has been called to discuss the impact that North American crayfish are having on farms around Loch Ken.

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Scottish Natural Heritage: Risks are "very small"

Scottish Natural Heritage have released a statement to ITV Border describing the risk of crayfish transfer to silage bales as "very small."

"It is the first time that we have come across reports of signal crayfish being transported in silage bales.

"Although it's feasible that crayfish might get caught up in the bales the risks of transfer of live crayfish between river catchments is very small."

– Spokesperson for Scottish Natural Heritage

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Crisis meeting over North American crayfish

A meeting has been called to discuss the impact that North American crayfish are having on farms around Loch Ken.

The North American crayfish are having a detrimental effect on the area's biodiversity Credit: ITV News Border

The non-native species is causing problems in cattle feed and is said to have almost completely destroyed the biodiversity of the Loch.

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