Fish Creek Speaker Series: Understanding Prussian Carp and other Aquatic Invasives in Alberta
About this event
The Problem with Carp: Understanding Prussian Carp and other Aquatic Invasives in Alberta
Thursday, January 20, 2022 – 7:00 – 8:00 pm MST on Zoom
Presented by Nicole Kimmel, Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist, Alberta Environment and Parks
The invasive fish species Prussian carp has been discovered in Fish Creek Provincial Park, after being discovered in other waterways in this province over the past few years. At this fascinating presentation you can enjoy a quick overview of the Alberta Environment and Parks’ Aquatic Invasive Species program, highlighting how Prussian carp fit into each element of the program, and then learn about Prussian carp specifics and challenges in dealing with this species. Challenges surrounding Prussian carp include identifying them in comparison to closely related species and managing the effects of their increasing populations. Nicole Kimmel, Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist, will discuss response efforts tried or considered to date, and will share what is known about this invasive fish. This Fish Creek Speaker Series presentation will be the start of a bigger partnership opportunity where Alberta Environment and Parks can work with the Friends of Fish Creek to explore collaborative response options.