Some digging done by one of my clients in response to one of my posts:
"I read a few articles on the history on the introduction of carp and they described how the Government assisted angling groups to introduce carp and their first attempts to introduce carp failed because the waterways were healthy and the natives out competed them, it wasnt until after farmers destroyed the waterways and natives were struggling that the later introduction of carp became a success, now the carp get blamed for all the damage done by farming/agriculture."
Looks like the presence of carp is merely an indicator of the poor state of health of the waterways. They’re not the pest that’s causing environmental devastation.
Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, NATA Signatory.
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