There was a great story on ABC's Landline from the past weekend on how this rather rainy season has resulted in a burgeoning carp population in Australian rivers. Watch the segment here.
Reporter Chris Clarke has looked at the latest efforts to control this major pest. Some of the control methods featured include IA CRC projects for pheromone attractants, optimised carp separation cages and daughterless carp. The segment also focuses on IA CRC demonstration sites.
(The first daughterless carp? Image courtesy of Auburn University, USA)
IA CRC participants, Keith Bell from KC Fisheries, Dean Gilligan from Industry and Investment NSW, Chris Wisniewski from Inland Fisheries Tasmania and Ron Thresher from CSIRO are interviewed for the segment.
The segment is a terrific overview of current initiatives. Wayne Fulton, Freshwater Products and Strategies program leader at the Invasive Animals CRC comments that it's important that they be seriously considered if carp are to be controlled.
Posted by Alexandra Bagnara, IA CRC Communications Manager.