The alarming discovery of an 8-pound, inch adult silver carp comes as President Donald Trump is proposing a federal budget that would gut funding for efforts to block Asian carp and other invasive species from the world's largest body of fresh surface water. For many onlookers, Thursday's catch presents cause for alarm. Officials cautioned Friday that the discovery of a lone fish past the electric barriers isn't proof Asian carp are reproducing closer to Lake Michigan, or in the lake itself. Of the Asian carp introduced to the United States, only two crucian and black carp are not known to be firmly established. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. Photo by Jason Jenkins. In the US, Asian carp are considered to be invasive species.
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Recent floods may have helped the fish spread further. Asian carp are regarded as highly invasive species in the U. Although an electrical barrier acts to repel the fish, it doesn't kill them. Introduction of Asian carp to the region could further harm these organisms and threaten their existence in the Great Lakes. Asian carp could also get into the Great Lakes through live bait, or if fish processors, fish markets or retail food wholesalers transport live Asian carp to markets within the Great Lakes basin, resulting in accidental or intentional release of carp into the Great Lakes. They land in boats, damage property, and injure people.
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Many other waterfalls in China also have the name Dragon Gate and much the same is said about them. Archived from the original on December 6, Larval evidence for natural reproduction of the grass carp Ctenopharyngodon idella in the lower Mississippi River. The Stop Asian Carp Act of was introduced to require the Secretary of the Army to study the feasibility of the hydrological separation, such as electric barriers, of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins. Army Corps of Engineers, which constructed the canal, are co-defendants in the lawsuit.
Description: Six adult black carp collected in the Mississippi River Basin have been verified by biologists. At least one known escape of bighead carp from aquaculture ponds occurred in , but bighead and silver carp were established in the Mississippi River basin prior to Doug Beach for NPR. Ashmon, a spokeswoman for the Corps of Engineers. They're now cruising for carp.