NANFA-- Snakehead in North Carolina

The Thaumaturgist (
Thu, 8 Aug 2002 13:29:15 -0700 (PDT)

Snakehead fish found in N.C.

Associated Press

Published Aug 4, 2002 SHT404

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The snakehead fish, a Chinese predator that has
caused alarm on the East Coast, has been found for the first time in
North Carolina, a state scientist has confirmed.

Charlotte fisherman Gene Polk said he and a fishing partner caught
the two toothy footlong fish Wednesday morning in Lake Wylie.

Scientists in Maryland are scrambling to wipe out the spawn of two
adult snakeheads dumped into a pond two years earlier. The fish, sold
live in markets, can grow to more than 3 feet long, feed voraciously
on other fish and slither short distances on land.

A federal proposal would ban people from importing snakeheads or
shipping them across state lines. The fish, allowed in North
Carolina, are banned in 14 states.

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