Carp occupies 97 per cent Australia’s large east coast rivers, study reveals

March 25th, 2021

ABC Online, Other, 23/03/2021, Jesssica Scremmer

As many as 360 million carp clog Australian waterways in a “wet” year, researchers estimate. Key points: About 96 per cent of common carp accumulate on Australia’s east coast Carp occupy 54 per cent of wetlands and 97 per cent of large rivers on the east coast The release of a carp herpes virus for the National Carp Control Plan has again been delayed […] The Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment said it was working with the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to complete ongoing research that was expected to be completed in the second half of 2021.

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