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Legislation & management of pest animals

In Australia, pest animals cause major economic, environmental and social impacts at local, regional and national  scales. Management of pest animals is complex and requires a strong state and federal policy and legislative framework to guide and govern how pest animals are managed at all levels, and to set out the roles and responsibilities of […]

Tilapia control methods and their effectiveness

Two species of tilapia, Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) and the black mangrove cichlid or spotted tilapia (Tilapia mariae), are becoming significant pests in many waterways in tropical and sub-tropical Australia. Numbers of both species have increased and they have spread significantly since their introduction during the 1970s and 1980s due to natural and human-assisted (whether […]

Carp weaknesses & vulnerabilities

Knowing your enemy is important to any defence strategy, including the management of invasive fish species. Analysis of the biology of the species is therefore an essential part of an integrated pest management plan. A lot is known about the biology and population structure of carp in Australia and certain stages in its life cycle […]