Asian Carp

Carp’s one-day journey amazing, concerning

Silver carp can weigh 20 to 40 pounds pounds and can leap high out of the water.The silver carp reportedly traveled roughly 35 miles upriver against strong current, from La Crosse to just north of Winona, in less than a day – the farthest north a tagged silver carp has made it in the Mississippi River. For the story, click…

State investigating common carp deaths in Michigan lake

LAKE ORION, Mich. — State officials are investigating the deaths of hundreds of adult common carp at an Oakland County lake. Michigan’s DNR said between 250 and 500 of the fish have been found dead since mid-July in Lake Orion, northwest of Detroit. Area residents reported the dead fish to the state agency. DNR fisheries division staff collected samples July…

Asian carp roundup in Kentucky opens new front in battle

Much of the focus has been on limiting their northerly migration and keeping them out of the Great Lakes, where experts say they could devastate a $7 billion fishing industry. That effort features an underwater electric barrier near Chicago, water sampling for carp DNA, subsidies for commercial fishers and experiments with a mass roundup-type harvest.