Carp Consultation Begins

A series of National Carp Control Program community briefing sessions will kick off tomorrow at Horsham before traveling to another 12 locations across the Victoria.

The meetings will allow program leaders to inform fishers and communities on up-to-date information, progress to date on assessing the potential release of the carp virus (Cyprinid herpesvirus 3) and allow you to ask questions and provide your feedback. The objectives of the community engagement are to:

  • address knowledge gaps, and better understand and manage risks to support the potential release of the carp virus, subsequent clean-up and recovery of native fish and ecosystems;
  • plan for an integrated approach to control carp in Australia’s waterways;
  • build community awareness for the proposal to release the carp virus, and identify and address stakeholders’ and communities’ concerns;
  • develop detailed strategies for release of the carp virus and subsequent clean-up; and
  • support national coordination on all elements of the NCCP’s development.

VRFish encourages fishers to attend the sessions and keep in touch with the progress of the National Carp Control Plan by visiting


Horsham, Vic | 16th October 2017, 6 pm – 8 pm

Horsham Town Hall
71 Pynsent Street

Hamilton, Vic | 17th October 2017, 6 pm – 8 pm

Hamilton Institute of Rural Learning (HIRL)
333 North Boundary Road

Colac, Vic | 18th October 2017, 6 pm – 8 pm

Colac Bowling Club by the lake
Cnr Moore & Armstrong Streets

Mildura, Vic | 30th October 2017, 6 pm – 8 pm

Mildura Lawn Tennis Club
Hugh King Drive

Swan Hill, Vic | 31st October 2017, 6 pm – 8 pm

Swan Hill Town Hall Performing Arts and Conference Centre
53 – 57 McCallum Street

Shepparton, Vic | 1st November 2017, 6 pm – 8 pm

Overlander Hotel
97 Benalla Road

Bendigo, Vic | 2nd November 2017, 6 pm – 8 pm

All Seasons Bendigo
171-183 McIvor Road

Wangaratta, Vic | 8th November 2017, 6 pm – 8 pm

Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre
33/37 Ford Street

Wodonga, Vic | 9th November 2017, 6 pm – 8 pm

St Ives Wodonga
64 Lincoln Causeway
Gateway Island

Sale, Vic | Day Workshop, 13th November 2017, 6 pm – 8 pm

Ibis Styles
25-41 Princes Highway

Lakes Entrance, Vic | 14th November 2017, 6 pm – 8 pm

Bellevue on the Lakes
201 Esplanade
Lakes Entrance

Melbourne, Vic | 15th November 2017, 6 pm – 8 pm

Albert Park Yachting & Angling Club
1298 Beaconsfield Parade
(Kerford Road Pier)
Albert Park

Echuca, Vic | 16th November 2017, 6 pm – 8 pm

Port of Echuca
465 High Street

Picture: Cheryl Yow: Rural Report

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