Asian Carp

DNR budget for FY 2021 mostly flat, includes $27.5 million for Asian carp fight

An interesting tidbit for the state's sportsmen is the proposed budget's forecast for participation in fishing, trapping and hunting. The new budget proposal projects the state will have 710,000 fishermen in FY 2021 – the same number in FY 2020 but a drastic increase over the 579,497 anglers projected back in the FY 2017 budget.

Study: Plenty of food to support Asian Carp in Lake Michigan, Great Lakes

A study led by University of Michigan researchers found that despite a drop-off in plankton, the tiny plants and animals on which bighead and silver carp typically feed, the lake has enough dietary options to sustain individual fish that venture away from nutrient-rich shoreline areas where most would congregate.

Survey shows no Asian carp

Efforts conducted June 3-14 included environmental DNA surveillance at more than 400 sites and investigation of 602 sites for fish.

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.

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