Asian Carp

Fishermen cast their nets for Asian carp on Illinois River

PEORIA, Ill. — Fishermen in Peoria are sending their nets out into the Illinois River with hopes of catching Asian carp. Orion Briney has spent more than 35 years as a commercial fisherman and he tells the Peoria Journal Star that fishermen have the…

Silver carp found 9 miles from Lake Michigan

In eight consecutive years of intensive monitoring and fish sampling in the Chicago Area Waterway System, this is the second time a bighead or silver carp has been found above the electric dispersal barriers.

Black carp in Illinois sparks concern

Only a few dozen black carp have ever been caught in the state's waters, but it's an invasive species that could have a serious effect on native wildlife.

Carp found creeping closer to Lake Michigan

Concern from carp watchers grew recently when crews from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service discovered two juvenile Asian carp in the Illinois River – 12 miles closer to Lake Michigan than others of that size were previously witnessed.

Has there been progress in carp fight?

As anglers embrace spring and prepare for summer fishing, the fear of invasive Asian carp remains a proverbial partner in the boat – especially for anglers who fish the state’s river system and Lake Michigan.

Asian carp aren't the only carp causing chaos

Seemingly forgotten amidst all the recent hub-bub over the state's deer herd and deer culling programs is the fact that Asian carp remain a threat to Illinois waters. And apparently so do common carp. Hennepin and Hopper Lakes have been…

Illinois launches Asian carp anti-hunger program

CHICAGO (AP) – Minced Asian carp tacos? How about spaghetti with carp sauce? Illinois officials hope serving the invasive species on a plate is the creative solution to two big problems: controlling the plankton-gobbling carp from entering the Great Lakes…

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