Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio)

The common carp is a widespread freshwater fish of eutrophic waters in lakes and large rivers in Europe and Asia. The native wild populations are considered vulnerable to extinction by the IUCN but the species has also been domesticated and introduced into environments worldwide, and is often considered a destructive invasive species, being included in the list of the world’s 100 worst invasive species.

Hungarian pond production is one of ClimeFish three implementation cases with the full range of associated processes including model development, forecasting, risk analysis, MP development and DSS implementation. For this case ClimeFish will focus of the effects of climatic factors and events on the yields of carp, pike-perch and catfish. Models to be established will apply mainly temperature, light intensity and rainfall as input variables. Beyond averages and sums for these parameters, special attention will be paid to the impact of extreme weather events and temperatures, as these are perceived by farmers to be major threats associated with climate changes.