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A major project is underway in Llanelli to clear the lakes in the coastal park of an invasive fish.

Topmouth gudgeon is a small freshwater fish from Asia. It was brought to Europe accidentally in the 1960s.

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Llanelli project to eradicate damaging topmouth gudgeon

Examples of the topmouth gudgeon Credit: ITV News

A major project is underway in Llanelli to clear the lakes in the coastal park of an invasive fish.

Topmouth gudgeon is a small freshwater fish from Asia. It was brought to Europe accidentally in the 1960s.

Experts say it's a highly damaging species. It carries a parasite that attacks other varieties of fish, and dominates the habitat and food supply.

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