Illinois Researching Silver Carp

The state of Illinois is doing detective work on a single Asian carp found north of the barrier designed to keep the fish out of the Great Lakes.

Illinois researchers and wildlife managers are waiting for the results of an autopsy on the silver carp caught north of the electric barrier designed to keep carp out of Lake Michigan.

Kevin Irons, a program manager with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, said the state needs to know everything it can about that one fish.  Click on the following sentence to access the full story.

“We got it to Southern Illinois University, and we’re learning more things about it,” Irons said. “It’s a male and it was genetically confirmed to be a silver carp.”

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