Native Fish Management Plan

Fishing for our Region's Future
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Queensland Murray-Darling Committee and the National Carp Control Plan are hosting a series of community briefings in Charleville, St George, Goondiwindi and Toowoomba in late February and early March of 2018 with the aim of improving the future of native fish and carp control in local waterways.

The NCCP is specifically investigating ways to control carp centered through the use of a species-specific virus known as ‘Cyprinid herpes virus 3’ (the carp virus), how it will act as a biocontrol agent, while ensuring that risks associated with its potential use are identified and mitigated.

Valuable input from the community living and fishing within the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin will help inform the National Carp Control Plan and contribute to an improved recreational fishing experience through a catchment-wide Native Fish Management Plan.

Check out the events calendar to find a forum.

Read about the development of the Native Fish Management Plan here.  

Pictured below are Jon Marshall (Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation - DSITI), Harry Balcombe (Griffith University), Kate Hodges (DSITI) and Tess Mullins (Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy) at the Native Fish Management Plan technical forum held in Brisbane on Tuesday January 30, 2018. 

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Upcoming Events

28th Vertebrate Pest Conference

26 February 2018

Registration is open for the 28th Vertebrate Pest Conference in Rohnert Park, California.  Visit the website here + read more

Fishing for our Region's Future - Community Briefing

26 February 2018

Do you love to fish and think carp are a problem in your community? Would you like to see higher numbers of native fish thriving instead? Queensland Murray-Darling Committee and the National Carp Control Plan are hosting…  + read more

Fishing for our Region's Future - Community Briefing

28 February 2018

Do you love to fish and think carp are a problem in your community? Would you like to see higher numbers of native fish thriving instead? Queensland Murray-Darling Committee and the National Carp Control Plan are hosting…  + read more