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.
2014 Asian Carp Control Strategy Framework (6/26) The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee announced a coordinated strategy to protect the Great Lakes from silver and bighead carp, building on previous Obama Administration efforts to prevent self-sustaining populations from becoming established in the Great Lakes.
2014 Asian Carp Monitoring and Response Plan (6/6) – The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee announced the release of an updated Monitoring and Response Plan intended to protect the Great Lakes from Asian carp, and to prevent the invasive fish species from developing self-sustaining populations in the Great Lakes.
Invasive carp: Agreement to close St. Anthony lock St. Paul Pioneer Press (5/13) On Tuesday, members of Minnesota’s congressional delegation in announced that Senate and House conferees had agreed to the closure of the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock in Minneapolis within a year to keep invasive carp from running up the Mississippi River.