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Michigan offers prize for solution to getting rid of Asian carp

With the threat of the Asian carp entering Lake Michigan, the Michigan state legislature has allocated one million dollars for a prize for anyone who comes up with new ideas, or better yet, a sure-fire plan to get rid of the invasive and voracious fish.

U.S. scientists hope prehistoric fish can solve modern problem

Chicago - A giant prehistoric fish once thought to be extinct could be the solution to the worsening invasion of non-native Asian carp that is choking U.S. rivers and crowding out local species.

Asian carp topic of export discussions between U.S. and China

"One man's trash is another man's treasure." And so it is with the Asian carp, considered a delicious fish in China, but an unwanted, invasive species in the United States. Soon, the much-maligned invaders may find themselves being sent back to China.

New attempt to deal with invasive Asian carp

An updated Monitoring and Response Plan (MRP) to protect the Great Lakes from an invasive species of Asian carp has been announced.

Mysterious deaths of Asian carp

Startling statistic of the week: half a million invasive silver carp are dead in a Kentucky river, and nobody knows why.

Ontario takes a stand against invasive species

Invasive species control costs the economy of Ontario tens of millions of dollars annually. The impact these foreign invaders make on the ecology and the environment is often irreparable, if not irreversible. Ontario is doing something about the problem.

Asian carp: The other white fish

Asian carp were imported to the United States in the 1970's to control algae in aquaculture ponds. But much like the mongoose that was imported to the Hawaii islands to control rats, the carp proliferated and are now an invasive, nuisance species.

Asian carp found in the Lake Erie basin

New York - New evidence indicates that invasive Asian carp have bred in the Lake Erie basin. Scientists fear the impact that the carp will have on established ecosystems.

Five US states sue federal government over Asian carp invasion

Five US states have sued Chicago’s water authority and the federal government in an effort to stop an invasion of Asian carp into the Great Lakes.

No Asian carp found but concerns linger

Chicago - Despite an extensive search of the Chicago Ship and Sanitary Canal near Lake Michigan, no Asian carp were netted. Many warn this operation, and its failure to find an Asian carp, proves nothing.

Op-Ed: Are The Great Lakes fisheries doomed?

An Asian carp has been found in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (CSSC) just above the Lockport Lock and Dam. This is the first fish specimen to confirm what eDNA testing earlier this year suggested. Asian carp are in the CSSC.

Asian carp poised to destroy the ecology of the Great Lakes

Riding a wave of flood water, Asian carp are poised to make their final thrust past all barriers to reach Lake Michigan. Will government react in time to prevent this environmental disaster?

Teen Attacked By Flying Asian Carp

On the line of those big fish tales comes along a news story about a teen whose jaw got broken when a fish flew out of the water and hit him in the face. The Silver Asian Carp didn't fare so well; it pretty much exploded on impact.
 

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Silver carp can jump as high as 8 to 10 feet out of the water when frightened or disturbed by boat m...
Silver carp can jump as high as 8 to 10 feet out of the water when frightened or disturbed by boat motors.
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Electrofishing for the Asian carp  an invasive species.
Electrofishing for the Asian carp, an invasive species.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
PROBLEM-SOLVERS?: A group of alligator gars (atractosteus spatula) swim at the Steinhart Aquarium  p...
PROBLEM-SOLVERS?: A group of alligator gars (atractosteus spatula) swim at the Steinhart Aquarium, part of the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, in 2009.
BrokenSphere / Wikimedia Commons
Silver carp jumping out of the water after being startled.
Silver carp jumping out of the water after being startled.
Tennessee National Wildlife Federation
School of jumping silver carp
School of jumping silver carp
Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee
Map shows locations where Asian carp have been found in U.S. as of 2011.
Map shows locations where Asian carp have been found in U.S. as of 2011.
USGF/NWF