Asian Carp

Study: Asian carp won’t hurt Lake Erie walleyes

A new study published in the Journal of Conservation Biology reports the combined conclusion of a panel of U.S. and Canadian fisheries experts that bighead and silver carp would have little negative effect on Lake Erie perch and walleye

Asian carp DNA shows up in Muskingum

Analysis of water samples taken from several locations on the Muskingum River in Ohio last fall have tested positive for the presence of Asian carp environmental DNA, also known as eDNA.

Grass carp now reproducing in Erie watershed

Scientists said they have documented for the first time that an Asian carp species has successfully reproduced within the Great Lakes watershed, an ominous development in the struggle to slam the door on the hungry invaders that could threaten native fish.

Goal is to keep Asian carp out of the Maumee

The $50 million federal plan released recently for keeping Asian carp out of the Great Lakes did include measures to prevent the fish from jumping the continental divide from the Wabash River system over to the Lake Erie basin via the Maumee River.

MWCD lakes to be tested for Asian carp species

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) is helping fund efforts to prevent the potentially dangerous invasion of bighead and silver carp (also known as Asian carp) into the rivers, streams, and lakes in the Muskingum River Watershed.

Carp DNA found in Lake Erie

On July 30-31, the Ohio DNR, Michigan DNR, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers collected 150 water samples from the Sandusky Bay and Sandusky River.

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