This project, undertaken by Agtrans Research in association with Environmental and Resource Economics (ERE) and Gillespie Economics, investigated the current and future impact costs of European Carp in Australian waterways, particularly the Murray Darling Basin (MDB), and the costs and benefits of Ca
Budget expenditure: $227,486.36
Project Status:
Principal Investigator: Peter Chudleigh
Organisation: Agtrans Research
Project start/end date: 31 May 2017 - 29 Sep 2018
Invasive Species
European Carp


To help meet the objectives of the NCCP the FRDC team requires an improved understanding of the likely benefits and costs of implementing the NCCP.

Please see attached proposal document accompanying this submission for further information.


1. Quantify the current and future costs of carp being present in Australia by sector of the community affected.
2. Calculate the likely benefits of addressing carp impacts in Australia through the National Carp Control Plan (NCCP) (in market and non-market value terms).
3. Specify the distribution of costs and benefits of different community groups.
4. Form strong links with the parallel NCCP risk management project (project code: 2017-054) with regard to exchange of information on risk management issues and cost and benefit information.
5. Work closely with other project teams to quantify costs of implementing the NCCP once methods are defined
this will allow the total benefits of control to be compared with total costs of implementing the NCCP.
6. Submit a draft report to the NCCP National Coordinator by June 2018 that addresses the likely benefits and costs of proceeding with the NCCP.
7. Prepare a second report of likely benefits and costs of implementing the NCCP that contributes to a Cabinet Submission in September 2018.

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