Asian Carp

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…

Illinois promoting Asian carp in anti-hunger campaign

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois officials hope they can make progress on two different problems by feeding Asian carp to hungry families. The invasive species of fish has been added to the state's ``Target Hunger Now!'' program, which encourages hunters…

Feds to step up hunt for Asian carp near Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) – Federal officials say they will begin intensive monitoring of a waterway near Lake Michigan next week after genetic material from the invasive Asian carp showed up in three rounds of genetic testing. Crews will conduct electrofishing –…

Corps: More voltage needed for Asian carp barrier

CHICAGO (AP) – The electric barrier designed to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes may need more voltage to stop the smallest of the invading fish, according to a report issued Friday by the Army Corps of Engineers.…

Researchers: Asian Carp are Past Electronic Barrier

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) – Scientists whose genetics-based research became a lightning rod in the debate over protecting the Great Lakes from Asian carp have made their case in a newly published article that says at least some of the…

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