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September 17, 2014
Great Lakes States to Track Asian Carp and Prepare for Future Invasions
Great Lakes States to Track Asian Carp and Prepare for Future Invasions

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Last week, more than 60 employees and a fleet of 20 vessels were on Lake Erie trap netting, gill netting, and electrofishing for grass carp. The goal was to implant radio transmitters in the invasive Asian species to track their movements, current populations, and spawning locations.

Circle of Blue reports on the exercise, which was seen by participating nonprofits and government agencies as practice for a potential invasion by bighead and silver carp, which threaten the $US7 billion Great Lakes sport fishing industry.

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