Are carp a genuine cause of environmental damage in Australia, or are they merely a symptom of the poor health of our inland waters that has resulted from other causes? It is certainly true that carp are very good at exploiting degraded systems due to their ability to tolerate a wide range of water conditions. However, it doesn’t necessarily follow that they prefer degraded conditions as is often claimed. It also does not mean that they caused the habitat degradation in the first place. What they will do is make it more difficult to restore these systems to a healthy condition.
Produced by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre as part of the PestSmart series.
|Documents:||PestSmart Factsheet: Impacts of carp in Australia|
|Author:||Invasive Animals CRC|
|Publisher:||Invasive Animals CRC|
|ISBN/ISSN:||PestSmart code: CPFS5|
|Region:||Australia - national|