Archive for Species Specific News

Asian Carp ‘Attack’

Asian carp videos have gone viral in recent years, showing the invasive fish springing from the water en masse. The video was captured several years ago near the Spoon River in Illinois, showing the fish jumping from the water as a boat passes by. It may be a humorous scene for some, but to federal […]

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Culling millions of pounds of Asian carp helps keep Lake Michigan clean

Approximately 1 million pounds of Asian carp is expected to be pulled from Illinois waterways once culling efforts are completed this season. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) partners with commercial fishermen to catch the menacing fish invading the state’s waterways. Dan Stephenson, chief of fisheries for IDNR, said that while it’s a statewide […]

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Biologists swarm Ohio’s Sandusky River in search of grass carp invaders

A flotilla of boats was on the lower Sandusky River this past week, doggedly searching for what biologists hoped they would never find there — grass carp — one of the invasive Asian carps that present an ominous threat to the Great Lakes. But grass carp, which devour aquatic plants and have the potential to […]

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California Boaters asked to take steps to reduce spread of mussels

State officials asked boaters launching a vessel on any body of water this weekend to be sure their watercraft is clean, drained and dry ahead of time to prevent the spread of invasive mussels. Quagga and zebra mussels, which have infested 33 waterways in Southern California and two waterways in San Benito County, respectively, present […]

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Minnesota Lake Association moves quickly to treat starry stonewort

The Minneaska Lake Association (MLA) reacted quickly to the news that starry stonework had been discovered in the Starbuck Marina, just off of Lake Minnewaska. The  first application of chemical treatment for the invasive plant, starry stonewort, was completed on Tuesday, Aug. 29, by Lake Restoration.  Click on the following paragraph to access the full […]

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Florida FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will conduct aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau from Sept. 5 through Sept. 15, weather permitting. Lake Rousseau is part of the Withlacoochee River and is in parts of Citrus, Levy and Marion counties west of Dunnellon. Invasive hydrilla will be treated only in boat trails, but water lettuce […]

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Zebra mussels now found in Kansas’ Tuttle Creek Reservoir

Add another lake to the list – this time, Tuttle Creek Reservoir. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism confirmed Thursday the presence of invasive zebra mussels at Tuttle Creek Reservoir in Pottawatomie and Riley counties. The 12,500-acre lake is six miles north of Manhattan and owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, […]

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Researchers scour Ohio’s Sandusky River for grass carp

Research crews from various fish and wildlife agencies including the Ohio Department of Natural Resources are canvassing a 7.4-mile stretch of the Sandusky River looking for grass carp. Grass carp are an invasive species that eat aquatic vegetation, and if they begin to overpopulate the Sandusky River as it leads into the Sandusky Bay it could […]

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Invasive Algae Restricts Access to SE Wisconsin Lake

It’s unlikely that boaters who have not been able to get onto Upper Kelly Lake since July 2016 will see that change this year. With the invasive lake scourge, starry stonewort (an invasive algae) only a 10-minute drive from Upper Kelly lake, the Hales Corners Village Board temporarily restricted access to the lake to only crafts that […]

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