The distribution, spread, ecological impacts and potential control of carp in the upper Murray River
NSW Department of Primary Industries - Fisheries Research Report Series: 14
Dean Gilligan and Thomas Rayner, March 2007
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About the publication
Common carp are a noxious pest species with potential to negatively affect water quality, habitat structure and native fish populations throughout Australia. Carp invaded the upper Murray River catchment in 1977 and have since become well established, particularly at lower elevations. This report summaries existing literature and data relating to carp in the upper Murray River, investigates their likely ecological consequences and reviews potential control options.