Report on a project comparing attributes for some of the techniques most commonly used to manage carp at a smaller scale
This report outlines the approval process required for Cyprinid herpesvirus 3 (CyHV-3) to be used as a biological control agent for carp in Australia. It discusses the relevant legislation, safety […]
This project synthesises the outputs of various projects supported by the Freshwater Products and Strategies Program of the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre (IA CRC) in order to assess weaknesses […]
A case study on eradication of carp from Tasmanian lakes
A case study on using carp pheromone attractant for carp control in NSW and Tasmania
A case study on the the utility of using native fish predators in controlling carp
In 2006, a benchmarking fisheries assessment survey found that the Logan and Albert rivers catchment was heavily infested with carp. Benchmarking entailed electrofishing surveys at 28 sites across the catchment. […]
It is now widely accepted that it is important to understand the ‘human dimensions’ of wildlife management issues to achieve management goals (Conover 2002; Miller 2009). One of the key […]
Carp (Cyprinus carpio) are one of at least 34 freshwater fish species introduced into Australia that have established self-sustaining populations (Lintermans 2004). Carp are now the most abundant large freshwater […]
Just as biocontrol agents have been successfully used to control rabbits in Australia, we’re confident that a virus that has been killing carp overseas could do a similar job in our waterways.
Containment and exclusion are critical actions in a rapid response to new pest fish incursions and in the ongoing management of established pest fish populations. Effective containment and exclusion limits […]
The Carp Management Program (CMP) was established within the Inland Fisheries Service (IFS) in 1995, in response to an incursion of Cyprinus carpio (carp) found in Lake Crescent, at Interlaken, […]
A selection of winners and entries from the 2011 Feral Photos photography competition.
Being able to accurately age carp is important for modelling population dynamics and potential response to various control strategies. This study examined the use of oxytetracycline (OTC) and otolith (ear […]
Introduction Carp (Cyprinus carpio) are not native to Australia, but they now dominate fish communities throughout many inland waterways. Widespread eradication of these established populations would be difficult, costly and […]
Carp (Cyprinus carpio), members of the cyprinid family, were probably introduced to Australia in the 19th Century, but they did not become a problem until the 1960s when a strain […]
Contributed papers from speakers at the Forum Carp management in Australia – state of knowledge, held in Melbourne, 19-20 June 2012.
Chemicals can be used to eradicate small, isolated populations of pest fish quickly (spot removal) and with a moderate cost, provided that the benefits clearly outweigh any harm to native […]
Carp are prolific breeders. A single female carp can produce upward of 1.5 million eggs per year. This means that typical control programs that concentrate on physical removal of the […]
Case study on the identification of carp spawning and recruitment hotspots in the Murray-Darling Basin