Carp were first discovered in Tasmania in the states North-West in 1975 and again in 1980. These populations were eradicated using the fish poison rotenone.

Carp were again discovered in Tasmania in early 1995 this time in the popular recreational trout waters of lakes Crescent and Sorell. Following the discovery of this latest infestation, the Inland Fisheries Service has been actively fishing carp populations down and ensuring their containment to these waterways. An ongoing program has been developed and funded by the State Government to deal with Tasmania’s carp problem.

Author Inland Fisheries Service, Tasmania
Date null
Year 1995
Publisher Inland Fisheries Service, Tasmania
Notes Notes
Region TAS