Archive for Species Specific News

Zebra mussels found in three of Missouri’s western central lakes

Zebra mussels are now in Prairie Lee, Lake Jacomo and Blue Springs Lake. The prolific invasive species can harm boats, docks, and the aquatic ecology that supports sport fish. Boaters and anglers are asked to take steps to prevent them from spreading to other lakes. Adult zebra mussels were first found in Prairie Lee Lake. […]

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More than 5,000 Lionfish Removed in Florida Lionfish Challenge

Interested in removing lionfish? There’s still plenty of time to compete in this year’s Lionfish Challenge, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) statewide removal incentive program. The program started on Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day, May 20, and ends Sept. 4. Over 5,000 lionfish have been removed from Florida waters thanks to the […]

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Michigan’s Invasive Carp Challenge

Invasive bighead and silver carp are a looming threat to the Great Lakes and Michigan’s waters. These large fish can reach up to 100 pounds and produce 1 million eggs. Invasive carp are voracious feeders and would disrupt the Great Lakes’ food chain supporting native sportfish like walleye, yellow perch and lake whitefish, which would […]

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Public input sought on Asian carp issue

Kentucky state officials are seeking public input on plans to limit Kentucky’s rapidly growing Asian carp populations, which threaten to limit native fish in popular fishing destinations like Kentucky and Barkley lakes. A public meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in Gilbertsville. To RSVP, email Chris […]

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Tiny jellyfish reported in Lake Erie

They’ve been in the Great Lakes Basin for decades, but recently entered lakes Erie and St. Clair. Freshwater jellyfish — about the size of a penny or quarter — are translucent, slimy blobs that inhabit lakes, streams, ponds, and some rivers in Pennsylvania and much of the northeastern United States.  Like their saltwater counterparts, freshwater […]

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Clash with the carp SW of Chicago – Details of the battle at the front

Early in Kevin Irons’ 19 years with the Illinois Natural History Survey — he began in 1991 as a large-river ecologist on the lower Illinois River — he had a prophetic encounter. ‘‘I remember a bighead carp was brought in, and it was, ‘What is this thing?’ ’’ he said. He knows quite well now. Since […]

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Researchers fight to keep Asian carp out of WV’s upper Ohio River

There’s a war going on. Along West Virginia’s western border, biologists are battling to keep Asian carp from invading the Ohio River. They might win. Then again, they might not. The work they’re doing right now could decide which way the war will end. The invaders already have infiltrated the river. Katie Zipfel, a research […]

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Indiana DNR Workshop Encourages Bowfishing Invasive Carp Species

Evan Miller is a member of the Hoosier Bowfishing Association. He shoots Asian carp. “You just never know what you’re going to come up across,” Miller says. “I’ve seen fish that nobody’s shot at that have been some of the biggest fish that I’ve ever seen with my own two eyes.” With the Hoosier Bowfishing […]

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