Carp control next week

April 13, 2018

Electro-fishing aims to remove carp from local lakes.

Greater Shepparton City Council is ensuring our lakes remain healthy and native fish stock are protected from carp by doing a carp control program.

Council says the warmer conditions have created an ideal environment for carp to breed.

The electro-fishing process involves emitting high voltage current into nearby water, which stuns the fish, including natives caught in the field.

All stunned natives, small and large, are removed from the water and kept in holding tanks until the electro-fishing is completed, then returned back into the water unharmed.

Once caught, the carp (including goldfish, which are closely related) are removed.

Electro fishing will be done in Mooroopna Recreation Reserve Lake, Victoria Park Lake in Shepparton, Parkside Gardens wetland in Shepparton, Lake Bartlett in Tatura, and Lake Lowanna and Lake Amaroo in Kialla.

The program will run from Monday to Thursday.

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