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Invasive Asian Carp

Asian Carp

Carlie Hedlund

on 3 May 2010

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Asian CaRP How Did Asian Carp Get Into The Great Lakes? Two species, bighead and silver, were imported by catfish farmers in the 1970's to remove algae and suspended matter out of their ponds. During large floods in the early 1990s, many of the catfish farm ponds overflowed their banks, and the Asian carp were released into local waterways in the Mississippi River basin. What are the areas affected by Asian carp? the Great Lakes have hustled to keep the carp from reaching Lake Michigan and harming the sport fishery valued there, also the Illinois river is invested with this jumping fish. and Des Plaines River and Chicago Area Waterway System are also infested. These are the areas affected
by asian Carp SCIENTIFIC NAME: Hypophthalmichthys nobilis. Origin:
China; escapees from Arkansas fish farms Asian Carp are located in the Big lakes area of Minnesota Asian carp eat their weight in plankton, taking a lot of other rood from fish in minnesota lakes how does the dnr control asian carp? 1. Operations to confirm and reduce carp populations
• Utilize chemical, netting and other mechanisms in known eDNA priority zones
• Prepare for immediate rapid response operations by procuring equipment, providing training
and exercises for personnel, and creating stand-by capability for rapid deployment.
2. Increased fish collection effort for confirmation of eDNA results and carp populations
• Deploy more frequent and intense harvesting methods to increase likelihood
of successful collection.
4. Modified structural operations
• Change the manner in which existing CAWS structures, such as locks dams, sluice gates
and pumping stations, How Can We control Asian CaRP? By: Carlie Hedlund
Period 2
5/3/10 we can beat asian carp, by eating them the silver carp might face a die-off sometime this year. The bighead carp, another type of Asian carp, have been decreasing in numbers since 2005. other Carp Facts... Size: Commonly 24–30 inches and 3–10 pounds, but individuals of all species can reach 50+ pounds. Preferred habitat: Large warm-water rivers and impoundments.
why aren't asian carp a problem in asia? In much of modern-day Asia, Asian Carp have been a popular food fish for a long time, so they are harvested commercially. Overfishing is the real problem. Asian Carp numbers are also hurt by dams and pollution destroying their natural habitats. WEbsites to go to to learn more about this invasive species http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/invasives/aquaticanimals/asiancarp/index.html
http://www.asiancarp.org/documents/asiancarp.pdf organizations to help DNR
Asiancarp.org Chair People
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