HAJJ DOOM! Irish Crayfish Plague & The Saudis....

Saudi Arabia has temporarily banned import of live fish from Ireland

The government of Saudi Arabia has temporarily banned the import of live fish from Ireland. The Saudi Arabian ministry of environment, water and agriculture imposed the ban on the back of a warning by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) which noted the presence of cases of a “crayfish plague” in Ireland. According to a statement from the Saudi Arabian ministry, the ban has been publicised and “all precautionary measures have been applied to prevent diseases”. In May of this year a crayfish plague outbreak was reported in the river Suir at Clonmel, Co Tipperary. Large numbers of dead crayfish were found at riverbanks between Clonmel and Carrick-on-Suir. While the disease only affects the crayfish species, it is 100 per cent fatal if contracted by the fish. The Clonmel plague comes after a crayfish plague in Co Cavan in 2015. That incident was successfully contained, and did not spread to other Irish rivers or waterways. A report issued by the OIE on July 10th reported that the Clonmel issue had been resolved. Source