Investigating Cyprinid herpesvirus 3 as a potential biocontrol agent for carp – International study tour - Common carp (Cyprinus carpio) are among the eight most invasive fish species in the world, make up a high percentage of fish biomass in many Australian waterways, and are now […] Carp herpesvirus: Frequently asked questions - The proposed release of a carp herpesvirus has raised many questions from the public around how it will work, will it work and what will happen with all the dead […] Reclaiming our rivers from the stronghold of feral fish - 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. CABI: Invasive Species Compendium - Online encyclopaedic resource that draws together scientific information on all aspects of invasive species (plant and animal) worldwide Forum Proceedings: Carp management in Australia — state of knowledge - Contributed papers from speakers at the Forum Carp management in Australia – state of knowledge, held in Melbourne, 19-20 June 2012. Cyprinid herpesvirus 3, CyHV-3: its potential as a biological control agent for carp in Australia - 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 […] Review of the literature on cyprinid herpesvirus 3 (CyHV-3) and its disease - A disease in carp that was associated with high mortality and that appeared to be of viral aetiology was first described in 1997 in Germany (Bretzinger et al, 1999), and […] Case study: Queensland carp fishing competitions - A case study on the effectiveness of carp fishing competitions in southern Queensland Fact-sheet: Carp weaknesses & vulnerabilities - This fact sheet explains 'weaknesses' that may be exploited for managing carp Case study: Native fish predators as a biological control method for carp - A case study on the the utility of using native fish predators in controlling carp Fact-sheet: Radio tracking as a support tool of carp control methods - This factsheet explores the use of radio telemetry in supporting carp control programs Pathways to adoption of Cyprinid herpesvirus 3 as a biological control agent for carp in Australia - 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 […] Rapid response to new fish incursions - Some introduced freshwater fish species have had devastating impacts on Australia’s native freshwater fish species and other aquatic life and ecosystems. Introduced or ‘alien’ fish usually have a high rate […] Exploitable biological vulnerabilities of common carp - 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 […] Case study: Carp removal in Tasmania - A case study on eradication of carp from Tasmanian lakes Case study: Carp pheromone attractant trials - A case study on using carp pheromone attractant for carp control in NSW and Tasmania Fact-sheet: Pheromone attractants as a means of carp control - This factsheet explores chemical-based environmental and sensory attractants, which may potentially direct carp behaviour and movements Carp surveys of the Logan and Albert Rivers Catchment, 2006-2009 - 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. […] Social drivers behind participation in pest fish-out competitions - 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 […] The role of fishing competitions in pest fish management - 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 […] Fact-sheet: Daughterless carp - 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 […] A manual for carp control: The Tasmanian model - 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, […] Validating the age of carp from the northern Murray-Darling Basin - 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 […] Fact-sheet: Carp herpesvirus as a biological control for carp in Australia - 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 […] Fact-sheet: Introduction and distribution of carp in Australia - Natural range of carp The original range of carp (Cyprinus carpio) is from the Amur River in eastern China to eastern Europe, probably as far west as the Danube River. […] Fact-sheet: Impacts of carp in Australia - Are carp a genuine cause of environmental damage in Australia, or are they merely a symptom of the poor health of our inland waters that has resulted from other causes? […] Use of chemicals as poisons for pest fish control - 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 […] Containment as a method for pest fish control - 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 importance of public consultation for pest fish management - The management of pest fish in Australia needs a coordinated approach between all stakeholders including government, industry, research providers and the broader community. Community engagement, acceptance and support are essential […] Case study: Carp spawning hotspots - Case study on the identification of carp spawning and recruitment hotspots in the Murray-Darling Basin Carp in Australia - Carp (Cyprinus carpio) were first introduced to Australia more than 100 years ago. They are now widely established throughout the Murray-Darling Basin and can also be found in all states […] Guidelines for planning carp fishing competitions - Many fishing and restocking clubs already host fishing competitions for native fish species and have a strong understanding of what is needed to successfully run these events. There are several […] Making and using female sex pheromone implants which attract mature male common carp - The common carp, Cyprinus carpio, like many fish species, relies on pheromones (chemical signals that pass between members of the same species) to mediate reproductive success. At least five sex […] Towards a national emergency response system for freshwater fish incursions - Freshwater fish incursions are a significant issue in Australia and a major biosecurity risk to freshwater ecosystems. The introduction of freshwater fish to areas outside of their natural range can […] Management of freshwater fish incursions: a review - Many alien freshwater fish eradication and control programs have been undertaken in Australia, with varying levels of success. Fact-sheet: Fishing as a carp control method - While fishing (commercial or recreational) is not an effective means of carp control in itself, it can be a valuable component of an integrated carp management program Guidelines to inform the selection and implementation of carp management options at wetland inlets: a test case for South Australia - The aim of these guidelines is not to assist in forming decisions about management strategies or prioritising wetland management objectives for incorporation into a wetland management plan, but to ensure […] Assessing invasive animals in Australia 2008 - Invasive animals cause enormous damage to Australia’s economy, environment and society. Assessing Invasive Animals in Australia 2008 presents, for the first time, consistent national information on the distribution and abundance […] A Strategic Approach to the Management of Ornamental Fish in Australia - Aquarium fish make great pets, but if they are released into the wild they can pose a serious threat to Australia’s aquatic biodiversity. Ornamental fish and aquarium plants can be […] Counting the cost: impact of invasive animals in Australia, 2004 - Feral animals cost Australia in excess of $720 million per year. They cause catastrophic damage and threaten our landscape, agriculture and industries. This report estimates the economic, environmental and social […] Proceedings of the National Carp Control Workshop - The National Carp Control workshop was jointly convened by the MDBC and the PAC CRC to engage both the public and scientific communities in the ‘daughterless carp’ program. It was […] Managing the Impacts of Carp - Introduced carp dominate fish communities throughout many waterways in south-eastern Australia. They also occur in Western Australia and Tasmania and have the potential to spread through many more of Australia’s […] Last updated: December 18, 2014
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