… a council spokesman said the issue had been a problem in the past but was no longer an issue at any Millennium Coastal Park waters or county-owned ponds, possibly because carp stocks have been depleted./facepalm
Dyfed-Powys Police’s wildlife officer PC Adrian Ward said the issue was being taken seriously.Whew! Thank god Adrian's on the case, moving swiftly into action, eh? Well, if meetings and discussions count as 'action', anyway.
He said: “We have recently been made aware of concerns in relation to carp fish being removed from ponds near the Dyfatty Industrial Park by the water bailiff and Llanelli Carp Fishing Association.
“A meeting is due to take place imminently to discuss the matter and how to tackle the problem.”
I suppose a few patrols on the cold mornings are too much to hope for?
A spokesman for the Environmental Agency (sic) said: “I don’t think we have had any reports of this issue. If no one has reported it to us we have no involvement.”'Who, us? Didn't see nuthin'..'
Which is rather strange, as the Environment Agency (note correct spelling, 'This Is SouthWales'...) is well aware of the problem, and indeed of the likely culprits.