• A History of common carp Cyprinus carpio (L.) in Ireland: A Review

      Brazier, B.; Caffrey, J. M.; Cross, T. F.; Chapman, D. V. (Marine Institute, 2012)
      This paper represents the most comprehensive and detailed summary of the history of common carp Cyprinus carpio (L.) in Ireland to date. It charts the earliest known introductions of the species to Irish waters, the rise in popularity of recreational angling for the species from c. 1950 onwards, the work carried out to establish the species in Ireland and explains the primary causes of their more recent distribution increase. Much of the historical research material gathered on common carp in Irish waters, including the first recorded details of introduction, is presented here for the first time.