I participated in an interview today conducted by University of Canberra researchers as part of the research and stakeholder engagement being undertaken in developing the National Carp Control Plan (NCCP).
The interview covered a range of topics, and I was asked to provide my views on the effects of carp on Australia’s waterways, the potential positive and negative impacts of different carp control measures, and the types of information that I thought were important to be shared about the NCCP as it’s developed.
I think there’s little doubt that removing carp from our waterways could deliver an enormous benefit to the ecology of our waterways and particularly for anyone who enjoys catching our inland native fish on a rod and reel.
I also think that there’s little doubt that this will be an incredibly complex project with some unique challenges and risks that will need to be considered and addressed if it’s to produce the potential outcomes. What’s really pleasing at this stage is the level of active engagement that the project is undertaking with bodies like PFIGA and rec fishers generally – great work NCCP!
Link to the NCCP web page follows: