THE Problem

Asian carp jumping in Kentucky (Courtesy of chattanooga times free press)

Invasion of the Asian Carp

Invasion of our rivers and lakes by Asian carps has become a huge crisis over the past three decades, which may jeopardize our children’s future! Thus far neither governmental nor private organizations have found solutions. 

(Courtesy of the United States Geological Survey)

About Asian Carp

What you need to know about Asian Carp

Three more extremely invasive fish were found in the Toronto Harbour Tuesday and Wednesday this week. These ASIAN CARP fish have devastated parts of the Mississippi River watershed, and if left unchecked could destroy the $7 Billion (yes, that’s a “B”) Great Lakes Fishery. WATCH: New animated short vid helps you understand the emerging crisis and what you can do to help

"Silent Invaders" Asian Carp

In this installment of Silent Invaders the issue of Asian Carp is tackled. There are many ideas but no solution on how to stop the Asian Carp infestation. Currently the highest population of Asian Carp are located in the Illinois River. For more, visit http://www.FishingClub.com or http://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/

The Asian Carp Invasion : The Race To Save Our Great Lakes

Today we are looking at the threat invasive species pose to our great lake ecosystems. More specifically we are looking at Asian Carp and what we are doing to protect our waterways from these invaders. The race is on to save our great lakes from these species.

Study links Asian carp with Mississippi River fish drop

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – A new study says sport fish have declined significantly in portions of the Upper Mississippi River infested with Asian carp. The study’s lead author says it’s among the first to establish a solid link between the presence of invasive carp and a drop-off of native species.

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Resources

USDA – AQUATIC INVASIVES – Fish and Other Aquatic Vertebrates

Fish and Other Aquatic Vertebrates are members of the subphylum Vertebrata who spend the majority of their lives in freshwater, marine, or estuarine environments. In the United States, invasive aquatic vertebrates are primarily fishes (including Asian carp), but may also include reptiles, amphibians, and mammals.

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Georgian Bay Forever

Georgian Bay Forever is a charity dedicated to scientific research and public education on Georgian Bay’s aquatic ecosystem. We work with the Great Lakes Basin Conservancy in the United States, as well as other stakeholder groups all around the Great Lakes.

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The National Wildlife Federation – ​Stopping Asian Carp​

The National Wildlife Federation is a leader in the effort to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.

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Great Lakes Fishery Commission – Asian Carp

Four species of Asian carps, bighead carp, silver carp, black carp, and grass carp, are threats to Great Lakes fisheries. Recent peer-reviewed risk assessments for bighead carp and silver carp, and grass carp indicate that the Great Lakes are at substantial risk from these three species.

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