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Carp get an earful from underwater speakers

August 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

GENOA, Wis. — Any invasive carp trying to swim up the Mississippi River through the shipping lock here will get an earful.
Five underwater speakers blare out the racket of roughly 20 outboard motors — a sound unpleasant to humans, unnoticed by n…continue reading on

Armour finds algae-fighting success with SolarBees, carp

September 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

ARMOUR — Clear water. That’s been the result of using solar-powered recirculating pumps and a plant-eating species of carp to reduce water weeds and algae in Lake Alcazar, a small body of water in Armour.

The water is so clear the American Poi…continue reading on

Carcass of leaping Asian carp found on Mississippi River near Winona

August 22, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

The carcass of a silver carp the kind that leaps from the water when disturbed was found recently on a dam abutment just north of Winona, the furthest upstream a silver carp has been discovered in the Mississippi River, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Continue Reading

Hundreds of dead carp reported at Jamestown Dam

June 4, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

JAMESTOWN A European or Asian fish virus may be responsible for the deaths of hundreds of carp in the waters behind Jamestown Dam, according to Gene van Eeckhout, fisheries biologist for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Continue Reading

Grass carp near Sartell is northernmost find for Asian carp

May 16, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

An angler bowfishing on the Mississippi River north of Sartell last week shot a 25-pound grass carp, an exotic species that previously has been found only much further south in Minnesota, including lower portions of the Mississippi, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Continue Reading

Threat of aquatic invasives brings greater enforcement, awareness

April 24, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Last year, boaters in southwest Minnesota may have received a free pass a warning instead of a citation if they forgot to pull the plug on their bilge tank before leaving a lake. This year, with stepped up enforcement and a heightened concern for the spread of invasive species like zebra mussel and Asian (bighead or silver) carp, fines will be issued. Continue Reading

Big fish story: Asian carp issue reaches Minnesota

April 4, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

The invasive Asian carp has been pushing northward for years. Will it conquer Minnesota’s waters? Continue Reading

New test results show no DNA evidence of Asian carp in Minnesota rivers

April 4, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

New analyses for Asian carp DNA in water samples from the Mississippi and St. Croix rivers showed little evidence of bighead and silver carp, researchers announced in a report released today.
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Carp fighters hook into invasive solutions

February 28, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Organizations at a Wednesday Asian carp summit hosted by Governor Mark Dayton and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar agreed they would try to convince boaters to stop using a Mississippi River lock in Minneapolis so it can remain closed and act as a barrier to fish that can eat so much food that they push out native species. Continue Reading

Electric Asian carp barrier clears Minnesota legislative committee

February 28, 2013 in DL-Online

State legislators are moving ahead with plans to build an electric barrier in the Mississippi River to stop the spread of Asian carp. Continue Reading

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