Carp vulnerability analysis synthesis

Project Leader: Ben Smith, SA Research and Development Institute

Aim: To produce a report which synthesises the IA CRC multi-state, coordinated analysis of carp ecology and population dynamics to assess weaknesses that can be exploited for control.

Project: 4.f.15

Project summary

This project will produce a report which synthesises the outputs of the
IA CRC multi-state, coordinated analysis of carp ecology and population dynamics to assess weaknesses that can be exploited for control. The report will summarise major findings from IA CRC projects and incorporate other relevant information from the literature.

The report will include a review of the current literature on carp population dynamics. It will also include relevant information from the following projects:

  • Carp reproduction hotspots
  • Carp movement
  • Carp ageing validation
  • Carp trapping studies

The final report will be a reference document for resource managers which brings together relevant information on carp to assist in control of this species.

Key deliverables

  • IA CRC Report: ‘Vulnerabilities of carp that can be exploited for control in Australia’.

Project partners

IA CRC, Murray-Darling Basin Authority, SA Research and Development Institute.