A risk analysis of bigheaded carp (Hypophthalmichthys sp.) in the Netherlands.

D.M. Soes, R.S.E.W. Leuven, J. Matthews, P.B. Broeckx, O.L.M. Haenen, M.Y. Engelsma

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Two species of bigheaded carp (silver carp and bighead carp) are known to be invasive species of special concern. To gain insight into the occurrence of the alien bigheaded carp species in the Netherlands, the possibility of them becoming invasive, the possible ecological, economical and social impacts, and the possibilities of risk management the Invasive Alien Species Team of the Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority have commissioned Bureau Waardenburg to carry out a risk analysis in co-operation with the Radboud University Nijmegen and the Central Veterinary Institute of the WUR
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCulemborg
PublisherBureau Waardenburg
Number of pages118
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • fish fauna
  • invasive alien species
  • hypophthalmichthys
  • cyprinidae
  • predators
  • risk assessment


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