Prussian Carp – A Recent Invader To English Waters

27 June 2023 7:00 PM - 27 June 2023 8:30 PM
Open to all


Join us with experts from the Environment Agency’s National Fisheries Laboratory to discuss the latest invader of English fisheries; the Prussian carp.

Prussian carp (carassius gibelio) are a non-native cyprinid fish also referred to as carassio, gibel carp or silver crucian. With looks similar to a small common carp, brown goldfish or F1, Prussian carp are a fish already widespread across Europe and Asia, with populations now present in the UK. Thanks to their hardy nature and omnivorous habits, Prussian Carp can rapidly colonise new waters, making them highly invasive outside of their natural range. In addition to the threat from their ability to outcompete other fish, Prussian Carp are also of particular concern to English Crucians – which they can easily hybridise with.

This Virtual Forum will cover:

  1. The biological background of Prussian carp
  2. Why this species is of particular concern
  3. The steps that anglers and fishery managers can take to help tackle the invasion

This session is free to attend and open to any anglers, club officials or fishery managers interested in learning more about Prussian carp.

We would encourage you forward a link to this page and notify any fishing friends or colleagues who may find the session useful.

Tuesday 27th June 2023

Start time: 7:00pm

End time: 8:30pm (approx)




After feedback from previous events, our Virtual Fisheries Forums are now be broadcast via Zoom. Once you’ve registered, you will be sent a link for joining. You do not need an account with Zoom in order to take part.

Virtual Fisheries Forums follow a simple format, with talks from our guest speakers, before an open Q&A session, where your questions and comments will be discussed. Using the Q&A function on Zoom, you will be able to raise questions at any time. We are also happy to take questions in advance of the meeting.

If you are interested but unable to attend the Forum, please register as normal to receive an email alert once our Virtual Fisheries Forum Resources Centre has been updated with a recording of the session.

Want to know more? Contact Sam on 07415 384554 or via [email protected]


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