The disease reportedly won't harm other fish because it specifically targets carp.
Army Corps of Engineers has tweaked how it runs Lock and Dam 8 in Genoa, Wis., in hopes of impeding the spread upriver.
Zebra mussels were confirmed in river reservoir last year.
The Minnesota Legislature granted the agency the authority to use tagging as a research tool. Legislative approval was needed because the agency is putting an invasive species back into the water for a period of weeks.
Inspectors will staff six decontamination boats on the St. Croix River on July 14 and July 15 to search for and get rid of invasive species, including zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil, curly leaf pondweed, bighead carp, rusty crayfish and Asian clams.
It pits bait shops blocked from importing the minnows and fisheries managers who say the ban is a critical defense against fish disease and invasive carp.
Invasive fish has been found in Lakes Erie, Michigan and Ontario, although it's uncertain how many there are or how widely they have spread.
First time ever within the Great Lakes watershed
Congressional momentum is building for a plan to close the Upper St. Anthony Lock and Dam in Minneapolis to impede the northward migration of Asian carp.
A $50 million federal plan released last week for keeping hungry Asian carp from reaching the valuable fish populations of the Great Lakes calls for reinforcing electrical and other barriers
A 47-pound bighead carp was caught in a seine net by commercial fishermen on Nov. 16 in Lake Pepin near Frontenac, according to the Minnesota DNR
The DNR is about ready to select a contractor to carry out the work associated with installing an Asian carp barrier at Lock and Dam 1 of the Mississippi River
Highly sensitive water tests conducted last year on the Minnesota, Mississippi, and St. Croix rivers turned up what appeared to be evidence of silver carp.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says a commercial fisherman caught a 30-pound bighead carp at the mouth of the St. Croix River near Prescott, Wis.
Asian carp “very easily” could be in waters in southern Minnesota, the result of their discovery in Iowa border waters.
Outdoor News broke the story last week of the silver carp turning up in a seine net on Pool 6 of the Mississippi near Winona. (The river-bottom country where this scribe learned to hunt and fish.) Commercial fisherman Tim Adams…
A commercial fisherman has caught a silver carp – the jumping variety – in the Mississippi River's Pool 6 near Winona
By now, Outdoor News readers know about the imminent threat that Asian carp (including silver, bighead and black carp) pose to the waters of our fine state. Silently and steadily, they are migrating up the Mississippi River. If established here, they would forever change the ecology and human uses of many of our water resources.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Gov. Mark Dayton outlined an urgent case Monday for stopping invasive Asian carp from spreading widely in Minnesota's waters, convening a summit where he said the state will need help from Congress and where officials…
After a five-day search, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fisheries staff did not capture any Asian carp in the St. Croix River, but efforts to locate them continue this week.Last week, DNR fisheries biologists used trawling techniques and electro-shock…
The Minnesota House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday eliminated funding for the rehabilitation of the Coon Rapids dam on the Mississippi River, which is seen as a crucial barrier to stop the spread of invasive Asian carp. Minnesota Department…
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…
Washington — ‘Too much pork,’ president says; override promised. A federal bill to improve the nation’s waterways infrastructure took a hit last week when President Bush vetoed the measure, the House version of which is sponsored by U.S. Rep. Jim…