Carp are a family of fish native to Europe and Asia. The common carp Cyprinus carpio has been in the US for over years. The newest carp invaders, bighead carp , black carp , grass carp , and silver carp collectively known as "Asian carp" , however, are causing their own brand of trouble in the Mississippi River and rivers and lakes within the Mississippi rivershed. These four species of fish were introduced to the U. These captive fish eventually escaped into the Mississippi River basin and established breeding populations.
Invasion USA: Asian Carp Invaders Have Taken the Mississippi, Are the Great Lakes Next?
Invasive Carp Control | Missouri Department of Conservation
Can Australia successfully manage a pest fish population such as carp, by commercial fishing? And would it have a lasting success? The research overview focused on biophysical projects commissioned as part of the NCCP research program, with updates about the other research to be provided later in Biosecurity Queensland thinks the answer to Giant Rat's Tail weed could already be in paddocks. This work will provide confidence that an informed decision will be made by the government at the end of Carp currently make up a huge percentage of the fish biomass throughout the Murray-Darling Basin.
Dear EarthTalk : What exactly are Asian carp, and why are they such a big problem lately? Introduced in the southeast to help control weeds and parasites in aquaculture operations, these fish soon spread up the Mississippi River system where they have been crowding out native fish populations not used to competing with such aggressive invaders. Asian carp are hardy, lay hundreds of thousands of eggs at a time and spread into new habitat quickly and easily. To wit, they can jump over barriers such as low dams. Also, flooding has helped the fish expand into previously unattainable water bodies.
Water experts worried about Asian carp may have new hope. Asian carp are taking over U. In China, carp is cheap and a common meal-time fixture. Now, a carp fishing industry is springing up along carp-infested U.