Grass carp found spawning in Maumee River

Growing impacts of invasive Asian carp have brought on many new studies recently. One of the newest happening right here out of The University of Toledo.

The research took place just downstream of the 280 bridge, 11 miles from Lake Erie. Where five grass carp eggs were collected in mid-July.

Nicole King, researcher at The University of Toledo and Technician at the UT Lake Erie Center found the first proof of grass carp spawning in the Maumee River. “If agencies want to do any sort of management of this species they need to know when and where these fish are spawning” said King.  Click on the following paragraph to access the full story.

Invasive Asian carp has been a concern in the Great Lakes region for years. The biggest problem remains big head and silver carp. They’re already in the Mississippi River basin and if they make it to the Great Lakes, it would mean big trouble for the lake’s food system.

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