Carp herpes program could lead to smelly, potentially deadly 'blackwater' problem

    Description

    In just a few years' time almost all the European carp in Australia's waterways could be dead, thanks to the planned release of carp herpes virus.

    The species-specific virus is designed to target and quickly kill the fish and has been heralded as a unique opportunity to rebuild Australia's waterways and the native fish populations that once filled them.

    But, while few doubt the virus' capacity to kill as quickly and effectively as promised — the clean-up effort is expected to be enormous.

    Subject

    Freshwater Ecology; Environmental Issue

    Period29 Jun 2017 → 30 Jun 2017

    Media coverage

    4

    Media coverage

    • TitleCarp herpes program could lead to smelly, potentially deadly 'blackwater' problem
      Media name/outletABC Premium News (Australia)
      CountryAustralia
      Date30/06/17
      PersonsRoss Thompson
    • TitleCarp herpes program could lead to smelly, potentially deadly 'blackwater' problem
      Media name/outletABC Premium News (Australia)
      CountryAustralia
      Date29/06/17
      PersonsRoss Thompson
    • TitleCarp herpes program could lead to smelly, potentially deadly 'blackwater' problem
      Media name/outletABC Online
      CountryAustralia
      Date29/06/17
      PersonsRoss Thompson
    • TitleCarp herpes program could lead to smelly, potentially deadly 'blackwater' problem
      Media name/outletABC Premium News (Australia)
      CountryAustralia
      Date29/06/17
      PersonsRoss Thompson