Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
What a load of carp: how much the introduced species is costing us every year
"CARP in record numbers are over-running native fish in New England waterways, costing the government $500 million in control measures every year ... "
Australia wants to wipe out carp with herpes.
" ... In an AUD$15 million ($11.4 million) plan to wipe the species out, the federal government announced that it will potentially release cyprinid herpesvirus (carp herpesvirus) into Australian waterways in 2018 ... "
European carp invade waterways
""We've seen photos of them one metre long," he said. The LLS began the Far South Coast European carp monitoring program in November last year in a response to the high number of the invasive species reported in the region. "We we're stunned to realise the numbers were a lot bigger than we thought," Mr Michelin said... "
Carp finally find fans as fertiliser demand skyrockets for veggie gardens during pandemic
"Commercial fishermen and fish fertiliser suppliers are struggling to keep up with a demand for carp as people spend more time gardening and growing their own food during the pandemic ... "
The Carp Problem
"Carp impacts are felt environmentally, economically and socially. They affect water quality, native fish, fishing and irrigation. We have funded an independent study to rigorously and transparently calculate the impact on Australia's economy ... "
European Carp - PestSmart
"Carp were released into the wild in Australia on a number of occasions in the 1800s and 1900s but did not become widespread until a release of ‘Boolara’ strain carp from a fish farm into the Murray River near Mildura in 1964 ... "