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  Common Carp
in the Great Lakes Region

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Current invaders:
Crustaceans: Rusty Crayfish | Spiny Water Flea
Fish: Goby (Round) | Goby (Tubenose) | Rudd | Ruffe | Sea Lamprey | White Perch
Mollusks: Quagga Mussel | Zebra Mussel
Plants: Curly-leaf Pondweed | Eurasian Watermilfoil | Phragmites (non-native) | Purple Loosestrife
Viruses: Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus (VHSv)
 
Potential invaders:
Fish: Asian Carp

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Overview
The Common Carp 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.
 
Photo credit: Shedd Aquarium
References: A Field Guide to Aquatic Exotic Plants and Animals, University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program

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What's New
Asian carp invade farther north in St. Croix River
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (6/3)
While no Asian carp have been found in Lake Michigan to date, the fish have been swimming in waters on Wisconsin's western border for more than a decade, largely without notice. A recent finding in the St. Croix River has changed that.

Identifying the best rivers in the Great Lakes region for Asian carp eggs
Michigan Radio (5/27)
Researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey are using a model nicknamed FluEgg to predict which rivers in the Great Lakes region are the most suitable for Asian carp to reproduce.

Jean Michel Cousteau talks invasive carp in the Great Lakes during event at The Henry Ford
Jean Michel Cousteau (5/11)
He said that giving the species a new source of food would likely deter them from heading to the Great Lakes, provided it was easier to access than the food supply in the region.

Film covering threat of incoming invasive carp into Great Lakes to be shown in Trenton
The News Herald (4/12)
The eye-opening film will show viewers the threat and complicated fight against the Asian carp, an invasive species of fish thatís making its way toward the Great Lakes.

COMMENTARY: You CAN make a difference with the Asian Carp Invasion of the Great Lakes
Chicago Now (3/30)
Email your legislators today and ask that they support the Defending Our Great Lakes Act.

EDITORIAL: Army Corps misleads Congress, public on carp threat to Great Lakes
The Plain Dealer (3/18)
Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, Corps commander, testified on Feb. 11 before a congressional subcommittee that the Corps had halted the advance of Asian carp into the Great Lakes. "That's just not true," said U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce.

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General Resources
Asian Carp and the Great Lakes
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Information about the threat of Asian carp and what's being done to protect our waters against them.

Common Carp
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute
This fact sheet gives a brief description of the carp.

Cyprinus Carpio
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Nonindigenous occurrences, means of introduction, and impact of the Common Carp.

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GLIN: Agencies and Organizations, Fauna
GLIN: Fish and Fisheries in the Great Lakes Region

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