Can Australia successfully manage a pest fish population such as carp, by commercial fishing? And would it have a lasting success?
Research projects informing the National Carp Control Plan (NCCP) are currently in their final stages of being reviewed ahead of the work being presented to the Australian Government in December 2019.
In April 2019, the National Carp Control Plan (NCCP) held an event in Canberra to present a summary of the NCCP research program to its advisory groups. The research overview focused on biophysical projects commissioned as part of the NCCP research program, with updates about the other research to be provided later in 2019.
The National Carp Control Plan (NCCP) remains on track to be delivered to the Australian Government in December 2019.
The Australian Government has approved the extension of NCCP to December 2019, an additional year from the original December 2018 deadline.
New Program Manager to take on delivery of drafting National Carp Control Plan from December 2018.
'Carpageddon' won't be seen for at least another 12 months in Australia, with the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources approving an extension to the development of the carp herpes virus.
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has approved a 12 month extension for the development of the National Carp Control Plan.
NCCP progress continues with community consultation
Science may finally win the war against Queensland’s biggest eco-scourge, the cane toad.
NCCP progress continues with catchment case studies
'The reduction in carp has improved the water clarity... and that’s enticed other species to return.'
Includes invitation to webinar on water quality | Tuesday 22 May 2018
Variety of options being developed, including 10t fertiliser trial.
The end of carp? Kerry Straight covers some of the progress to date. Watch online.
The intestines of some of the fish were completely blocked. Pose risk to native fish.
National Coordinator addresses Dr Paula Reynolds' concerns
New research shows carp eaten more quickly in areas with turtles.
Local council starts electrofishing: "Zap... zappity, zap, zap."
Installation of new fishways helping natives move around the river.
Organiser says the impact carp has on the region’s waterways is “huge”.
Biosecurity Queensland thinks the answer to Giant Rat's Tail weed could already be in paddocks
Weeds being controlled with beetles, and now fungus.
Basic screens block carp in bid to restore wetlands
Mildura & Nangiloc locals tackling feral fish ahead of native fish works
NCCP responds to letter from scientists: risks being researched
After decades of battling the pest, Tassie lakes almost carp free.
Goondiwindi fishers talk native fish stocks and carp control
Study shows carp aggregations and water temp factor in promoting virus spread.
Check out the latest from the NCCP research program.
Peri Strathearn from The Murray Valley Standard comments on the Mannum forum
ABC Canberra covers the NCCP research and consultation ahead of the community forum.
The NCCP to be assessed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
Eradicating cats, rats, rabbits and mice to protect native species.
"This latest carp outbreak reinforces the need for action..." Read the media release.
We're touring areas impacted by carp. Check out the dates and locations!
Check out the latest news on the NCCP process
Research to calculate total weight of carp. Click to read the media release.
U.S. researchers considering use of carp virus for biocontrol.
Researchers are working to understand river flows, blue-green algae and carp.
World-class economic research to inform NCCP recommendations.
We have to get carp out of the way, to get better bang for our buck.
This work will provide confidence that an informed decision will be made by the government at the end of 2018.
“The National Carp Control Plan is a process, not a foregone conclusion,” says Mr Barwick.
This plan is the blueprint for how we will answer key questions...
Carp currently make up a huge percentage of the fish biomass throughout the Murray-Darling Basin.
Releasing the exotic Koi herpes virus into Australian waterways in a bid to wipe out up to two million carp will not go ahead if the risks outweigh the benefits.
Booming River Murray carp population highlights need for solution to pest problem, say herpes researchers
A recent explosion of carp in the River Murray shows a solution is needed to control the pest now more than ever, researchers in charge of the carp herpes virus program say.
The war to rid our waterways of one of Australia's most devastating pests, the common carp, has received a boost today with the appointment of a national coordinator to develop the Coalition Government's $15 million National Carp Control Plan.
One of the big announcements in this week's Budget was the commitment of $15 million over the next three years towards the National Carp Control Plan.