18 February 2011
There have been recent outbreaks of the ‘killer shrimp’ (Dikerogammarus villosus) in England and Wales.
As spring approaches and temperatures rise, the breeding season for this highly invasive non-native species is approaching.
It is a voracious predator that kills a range of native species, including young fish, and significantly alters ecosystems. It is vital that we try to stop it spreading to new locations.
For more information go to Killer shrimp - Dikerogammarus villosus (GB Non-native Species Secretariat)