Carp (Cyprinus carpio) are not native to Australia, but they now dominate fish communities throughout many inland waterways. Widespread eradication of these established populations would be difficult, costly and complicated. Recently, cyprinid herpesvirus 3, commonly known as koi herpesvirus (KHV), has been proposed as a potential biological control method for carp in Australia. It has the potential to substantially reduce Australian carp populations, with impacts likely to be increased when used in an integrated carp management control program.
Produced by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre as part of the PestSmart series.
|Documents:||PestSmart Factsheet: Koi herpesvirus as a biological control for carp|
|Author:||Invasive Animals CRC|
|Publisher:||Invasive Animals CRC|
|ISBN/ISSN:||PestSmart code: CPFS7|
|Control method:||Biological Control|
|Region:||Australia - national|