Carp hold surprises

National Carp Control Plan co-ordinator Matt Barwick says research findings on the plan so far have sometimes been unexpected.

National Carp Control Plan co-ordinator Matt Barwick says research findings on the plan so far have sometimes been unexpected.

WITH the National Carp Control Plan (NCCP) research program now more than halfway through, some interesting, and at times unexpected, findings are beginning to emerge.

Over the past 18 months, Australia’s leading universities, research institutions and expert organisations have been working to deliver independent and rigorous science to inform development of a plan for the control of carp in Australia, including the possible release of the carp virus CyHV-3. 

NCCP national co-ordinator Matt Barwick said the issue of carp control in Aust­ralia had prompted widespread discussion and debate, with many valid points raised by stakeholders and the wider community, and sharing some of the early lessons from the research would contribute to the discussion.

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