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Asian Carp Spread like the Plague
Introduced to the United States in the 1970’s as filters for commercial fish ponds, the Asian Carp has quickly become established in many waterways around the country.

Asian Carp are voracious eaters and will dominate aquatic ecosystems by devouring the same food that sustains native fish populations. In the Illinois River, where they grow so large they have no natural predators, they are approaching the Great Lakes.

If the Great Lakes are invaded by the Asian Carp, they could devastate the regions $7 billion fishing industry and permanently alter the large inland lake. This would also put many US and Canadian rivers which feed the Great Lakes in danger as well.

Watch the Spread

 
 


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$100,000 Grant will Aid in the Fight to Eradicate Eurasian Milfoil - Eurasian milfoil, originally native to parts of Eurasia and North Africa, is now found in waterways across New York, including Black Lake, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The weed’s stems can grow up to 10 feet in length, and its green feathery leaves routinely gum up shorelines, can choke out the habitat of native plants and fish and are blamed by some for ruining overall water quality.


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