Australian Govt plans to release the herpes virus into Australia's waterways in 2019

In an effort to fight an invasive fish species in Australia, the government is planning on releasing the herpes virus into its waterways, hoping it will wipe out the common carp.
However, several scientists are questioning this method saying the species-specific virus may not be effective against the fish and also poses a serious risk to global food security.
Species specific huh? Rigggggghhhhhht.
What could possibly go wrong?
h/t Samuel