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Asian carp capable of breeding in Great Lakes: USGS scientists

Captured grass carp at Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans research lab in Burlington, ON (Andrew Reeves) Anyone doubting whether Asian carp could successfully breed in the Great Lakes watershed got their answer Monday as researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey and Bowling Green State University in Ohio announced four grass carp were found to have … Continue reading

Grass carp found in Grand River sterile

It could have been worse. When the Department of Fisheries and Oceans announced on May 3 that a Grass carp caught in the Grand River near Lake Erie was sterile, biologists and invasive species experts on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border could breathe a sigh of relief. But not a big sigh of relief. … Continue reading

Understanding Asian Carp’s Threat

I’ve been following the recent growth in public interest about the threat posed by Asian carp to the Great Lakes, although interest in the issue remains largely confined to the Great Lake states, primarily Illinois. This is troubling for many reasons: namely, the issue is already national in scope in the United States, with continent-wide … Continue reading

DNA evidence enough to cause concern over invasive Asian Carp

This past week, a multi-agency fishing expedition got underway looking for Asian Carp west of Lake Michigan in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. After catching a 19-pound Asian Carp (which is actually an umbrella term for up to nine difference species of carp introduced to North America from Asia) in Lake Calumet in Chicago … Continue reading

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