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Scientists from the Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters of the University of South Bohemia in České Budejovice have bred a new breed of carp, in cooperation with the South Moravian fish farm Pohořelice. They called him Amur mirror carp after one of the parents who comes from east Russian river called Amur, which flows through Vladivostok.
Thanks to years of efforts, the scientists have gained a carp breed resistant to diseases, especially to the highly infectious and fatal disease caused by koi herpes virus (KHV). It is a unique new breed of fish, very significant also because of the fact that no other breed of fish has been recognized in the Czech Republic for more than twenty years. The faculty in cooperation with the production partner will start to sell this breed to fishermen in order to be bred in ponds this spring.