Common carp (Cyprinus carpio) are domesticated ancestors of a wild form native to the Caspian Sea region and east Asia. Carp degrade shallow lakes by causing excessive turbidity, which can lead to declines in waterfowl and important native fish species. The common carp was introduced by unintentional release in 1879.
Keeping the Asian carp out of Lake Michigan WGN Radio Chicago (4/19) Campaigns to keep them out of the lake have been mostly successful over the years, but what happens when a flash flood tampers with previous safeguards?
Will Chicago floods wash Asian carp into the Great Lakes? (4/19) The rains have brought the Des Plaines River on the east side of Chicago to major flood stage, and a record flood crest is expected. Asian Carp is present in the Des Plaines River. Weather Underground analyzes the data and briefly reviews the Asian carp control measures in place.
GLMRIS Newsletter (4/8) The Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS) Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 1, is now available online. In this issue of the GLMRIS Newsletter, learn more about eDNA, read Q&As with the study's project manager, and find out about Focus Area 2 Interim Reports.
COMMENTARY: Trying hard not to find Asian carp The Plain Dealer (4/3) Experts say it’s a mistake to conclude that if we don't catch a live Asian carp in the Great Lakes, it's not there. For example, if you spend hours on Lake Michigan fishing for salmon and don't catch one, that doesn't mean they're not there.
DNR searching for Asian carp near the Twin Cities CBS Minnesota (3/27) The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources spent a morning hunting for Asian carp in the Mississippi River near South St. Paul. Anglers armed with nets hoped to reel in the fish to find out how far they’ve spread.