Invasive crayfish found in Cumbrian river
EXCLUSIVE: Crayfish threat hits Cumbria
One of Cumbria's rivers faces a potential environmental disaster with the discovery of a population of North American Signal Crayfish.
It is the first time the foreign intruders have been found in the River Eden in Carlisle.
The fear is they could wipe out the endangered native white clawed crayfish.
It is already a big problem across the border in Scottish waters.
Kim Inglis has this report:
Crayfish farm plans setback
Crayfish farms plan setback
Plans to develop a commercial crayfish farm in south west Scotland have hit a setback.
Local people wanted to create the farm in Loch Ken.
But authorities are concerned it could see a spread of the crayfish.
Local councillor John Thom says a working group is now being set up to look at the development of the farm and how licences can be completed to ensure it can be opened.