‘Leaping’ silver carp caught in ND
Bismarck, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota wildlife officials say an
Asian carp species famous for leaping out of the water when
startled by boat motors has been caught on the James River.
State Game and Fish spokesman Lynn Schlueter says the silver
carp was caught near LaMoure, in southeast North Dakota. He says
the wildlife officials are disappointed but not surprised that
silver carp have entered the state.
Silver carp are a highly invasive species that can outcompete
native fish species for food.
Schlueter says silver carp have migrated upstream on the James
River through South Dakota in recent years.
He says the silver carp are almost impossible to eliminate once
they are established on a river system.