Asian carp regional
Imported for aquaculture and for phytoplankton control NAS Database Asian carp regional Has the potential to cause enormous damage to native species because it feeds on plankton required by larval fish and native mussels.
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Introduced in the southeast to help control weeds and parasites in aquaculture operations, these fish soon spread up the Mississippi River system where they have been crowding out native fish populations not used to competing with such aggressive invaders.
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Main article: Asian carp The group of fish species known in the United States as Asian carp, include several which are invasive.
The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee ACRCC was formally established in early and represents the collective efforts of international, federal, state and municipal agencies to combat the spread of Asian carp Asian carp regional the Great Lakes.
All are members of the cyprinid family, which includes carps and several varieties of minnows.
Army Corps of Engineers Plans for an enhanced barrier to try to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes might have just taken a crucial step forward.