Carp round-up in western NSW

A program designed to rid some rivers in NSW of carp kicks off next month, with the first Macquarie Marshes Carp Muster in Warren.

“Carp is one of Australia’s worst aquatic pests,” said NSW Primary Industries Minister, Steve Whan.

“The introduced species is now widespread across many parts of the country, including most of the Murray-Darling Basin.

“They have negatively impacted freshwater aquatic environments and pose a significant threat to native fish populations.

The Macquarie Marshes have been identified as the main recruitment area for carp in the  Murray-Darling Basin.

The Carp Muster will be held on April 10 and 11 at Oxley Park in Warren, with the local Warren Lions Club providing catering and facilities during the event.

Each carp weighed-in makes gives the successful angler a chance at winning part of $3000 worth of prizes in various categories.

All entrants are required to abide by the current NSW Fishing Rules and Regulations.

The carp muster is a community awareness component of a larger project being funded by the Central West CMA, with the support of Industry & Investment NSW, and aimed at developing a carp management strategy for the Macquarie Marshes.

For more information call Rodney Price, I&I NSW on (02) 6881 1216.

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