Re: NANFA-- asian carp
Fri, 19 Jul 2002 15:52:09 -0500

The fish referred to are more correctly known as Grass Carp
(Ctenopharyngodon idella) and can mostly be blamed on State Wildlife
Agencies, or at least they can in Kansas.

Touted as a miracle cure for aquatic macrophyte control, they have been
introduced far and wide.

Most people just traded their rooted plant "problem" for pea-green ponds,
dissolved oxygen depletions, and the not-so-occasional attendant fishkills.

I believe I have read that they are capable of reproducing in our larger
rivers and that young of year fish have been taken from the Missouri and
Mississippi rivers (at least).

I can vouch for the fact that they will leap seines easily (and at high

Steve Haslouer
Environmental Scientist III
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
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