Hundreds of TONNES of fish have died due to virus in West Java, Indonesia
Pembubidadaya fish floating net (KJA) Jatiluhur, Purwakarta, West Java, panic-stricken. Because, lately attack koi herpes virus (KHV) began raged. As a result of the virus attack, carrying 217 tons of dead fish.
In anticipation of greater losses, farmers are forced to harvest early. Chairman of the Association of Farmers and Fishermen Fish (Hipni) Jatiluhur, Dervish, say, along the pond in 2014 Jatiluhur have several times attacked by the virus. The most severe at the end of last October until now. As a result of the virus, dead fish one by one.
“The fish are dead since the end of October to date has reached 217 tons,” said the Dervish, Monday (3/11).
Disclosed, the potential death of these fish, big enough. Given that, until now the fish farmers can not break the chain of the virus. Thus, of the loss is too great to bear, it’s better early crop farmers.
However, he continued, the impact of this early harvest, production declined 20 percent. Dervish
He explained that, when normal conditions, in a population of fish cages reached 10 thousand heads, when the harvest could produce 1.5 ton.Namun, with early harvest, the results obtained by the farmers only 80 percent. “So, farmers lose the fish reaches 20 percent due to the herpes virus attacks,” he added.
Worse yet, he continued, the price of fish is currently falling. In the market, carp price is only Rp 14 thousand. Ideally, more than Rp 16 thousand per kilogram.
The cause of this herpes virus, Dervish suspect, due to extreme weather. Hot weather like today, thought to be the trigger for this virus thrives. Thus, the virus that has no cure is to freely attack the goldfish is being cultivated.
Head of the Department of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Purwakarta Herawan Herrera, admitted, fish herpes virus was still safe for consumption. Thus, the virus will not attack humans. By doing so, it appealed to people not to negative view of the case against the herpes virus attacks the fish in Jatiluhur.