The question hot on the lips of those in both river management and recreational fishing circles in Australia for many years has been can CyHV-3 be used as a biocontrol for carp in Australia?
In an event that sold out, within just days of being announced, Dubbo will hear it direct from The National Carp Control Plan on Tuesday February 25 at CSU Dubbo.
The research program of The National Carp Control Plan has been the most detailed investigation into the feasibility of using a potential biocontrol ever conducted worldwide.
Outcomes of this research indicate that CyHV-3 could be used as a part of an integrated control strategy for the suppression of carp in Australia.
Dr Jennifer Marshall will be joining a star line-up of peer fisheries experts and the Dubbo community for these talks, and will be speaking on the "National Carp Control Plan: Can CyHV-3 use as a biocontrol for carp in Australia waterways".
Another expert speaker on the night, Dr Martin Mallen-Cooper will talk on the importance of flow to Basin fish.
Dr Mallen-Cooper is an internationally recognised expert in fish ecology and fish passage with over 35 years' experience in researching and delivering improved outcomes for fish.
His research on the ecology of fish migration, fish behaviour and swimming ability led to the first successful fishways for native fish in Australia.
Martin has worked with state and federal government agencies, water authorities, engineering firms, local councils, and community groups mainly in Australia, but also in Laos, Cambodia, Bangladesh, China, and New Zealand. His work has been published widely in international scientific journals.
Internationally recognised recreational fishing figure Steve Starling will deliver a talk on chasing Murray Cod & Golden Perch in the 21st Century.
Steve 'Starlo' Starling is Australia's best-known and most prolific fishing writer, having published over 20 books, thousands of magazine articles and scores of DVDs and videos.
Starlo was a co-presenter on the "Rex Hunt Fishing Adventures" TV show through the 1990s and is today active in on-line recreational angling media. Steve is an ambassador for OzFish Unlimited, Australia's only national fishing conversation charity.
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