Matt Barwick presenting
19 FEBRUARY 2018

Latest from the road

Peri Strathearn from The Murray Valley Standard comments on the Mannum forum

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19 FEBRUARY 2018

Matt Barwick talks carp & Canberra

ABC Canberra covers the NCCP research and consultation ahead of the community forum.

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29 JANUARY 2018

EPBC assessment approved

The NCCP to be assessed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

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Transforming Macquarie Island

Eradicating cats, rats, rabbits and mice to protect native species.

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29 NOVEMBER 2017

Riverside Stories | new episodes

More fascinating community perspectives on carp.

31 OCTOBER 2017

Carp spawning in Gippsland Lakes

"This latest carp outbreak reinforces the need for action..." Read the media release.

13 OCTOBER 2017

Community forums updated

We're touring areas impacted by carp. Check out the dates and locations!

9 OCTOBER 2017

Community forums media release

More information on the community forums.


NCCP September Progress Report Published

Check out the latest news on the NCCP process


How many carp are in Australia?

Research to calculate total weight of carp. Click to read the media release.


Carp virus discovered in Minnesota

U.S. researchers considering use of carp virus for biocontrol.

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NCCP featured on Fishing Australia

Watch the full episode with Rob Paxevanos.


Protecting the river

Researchers are working to understand river flows, blue-green algae and carp.

Peter Chudleigh presenting
31 AUGUST 2017

Benefits and costs of carp control

World-class economic research to inform NCCP recommendations.

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30 AUGUST 2017

Carp plagues Basin restoration

We have to get carp out of the way, to get better bang for our buck.

23 AUGUST 2017

Risk assessment underway

This work will provide confidence that an informed decision will be made by the government at the end of 2018.

the lab rats of the river
16 AUGUST 2017

Electric carp scales?

The Weekly Times considers uses for dead carp.

24 JULY 2017

Research forms part of the NCCP process

“The National Carp Control Plan is a process, not a foregone conclusion,” says Mr Barwick.

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5 JUNE 2017

New research plan the next nail in coffin for Carp

This plan is the blueprint for how we will answer key questions...

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16 MAY 2017

Virus causes collapse in Mississippi River carp populations

Read the NCCP Media Release

No Quibbling About Carp
26 APRIL 2017

No Quibbling About Carp

Carp currently make up a huge percentage of the fish biomass throughout the Murray-Darling Basin.

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19 APRIL 2017

Carp control: Koi herpes virus release ‘not a done deal’

Releasing the exotic Koi herpes virus into Australian waterways in a bid to wipe out up to two million carp will not go ahead if the risks outweigh the benefits.

3 APRIL 2017

Safe and effective biocontrol of common carp

Invasive species have had devastating impacts in Australia, and continue to be a major problem.

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12 MARCH 2017

Booming River Murray carp population highlights need for solution to pest problem, say herpes researchers

A recent explosion of carp in the River Murray shows a solution is needed to control the pest now more than ever, researchers in charge of the carp herpes virus program say.

25 FEBRUARY 2017

International Interest in Carp Biological Control Welcomed

Recent international interest shown in Australia’s National Carp Control Plan (NCCP).

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26 OCTOBER 2016

Minister Joyce appoints ‘The Carpinator’

The war to rid our waterways of one of Australia's most devastating pests, the common carp, has received a boost today with the appointment of a national coordinator to develop the Coalition Government's $15 million National Carp Control Plan.

9 MAY 2016

Carpageddon: Carp Virus

One of the big announcements in this week's Budget was the commitment of $15 million over the next three years towards the National Carp Control Plan.

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Controlling Carp

Next we're learning about carp which are one of Australia's most destructive pests in the water.