Commercial fishermen and fish fertiliser suppliers are struggling to keep up with a demand for carp as people spend more time gardening and growing their own food during the pandemic.
- Carp accounts for 90 per cent of fish biomass in some areas of the Murray-Darling Basin
- A carp trap on the River Murray in Blanchetown removes an average of 80 tonnes of carp a year
- Fishermen are seeing increasing consumer demand for carp in Australia, but its use in fish fertiliser is skyrocketing
Farmed and known as one of the most popular freshwater table fish in Asia and Europe, carp is one of the worst introduced pest species in Australia, with significant environmental and economic impacts.
The demand for carp for human consumption is slowly…