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.
Asian carp found in Missouri's Black River Journal Banner (3/3) This is the first Asian carp to be found in this part of the river; according to MDC officials, the invasive species has a thriving population in the lower Black River near the conflux of the White River in Arkansas.
Asian carp recommendations could take 4 more years Detroit Free Press (11/4) Nearly two years after the release of a landmark report on alternatives for keeping Asian carp out of the Great Lakes, federal officials told members of Congress on Wednesday it could be another four years before recommendations for stopping the invasive species at a key chokepoint outside Chicago, Ill., are ready.
Mich. Lawmakers find new urgency to stop Asian carp The Detroit News (10/23) Michigan lawmakers in Congress say the results of a new federal study illustrate the urgency to empower the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to do more to prevent Asian carp from infiltrating the Great Lakes.