Stunning fish with electricity is a common practice when it comes to counting the population or tagging them, the department explained. The stunning does not kill the fish, only temporarily shocks them so they can be counted or caught. Full credit: Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife. These carp were stunned, harvested and sold to buyers who make fertilizer, fish bait and even food products for humans.
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They hired a select group of Illinois commercial fishermen. Isaak is among ten commercial fishermen contracted by the Department of Natural Resources to harvest Asian carp in this area. This is definitely part of the answer. This day, state experts want fishermen to focus east of Starved Rock, the current leading edge of Asian carp, down river of the electric barriers near Romeoville. DNR views I as the line in the sand, as they work to keep the heaviest concentrations of Asian carp to the South. Commercial fishing is not allowed between Starved Rock and Chicago. But the state makes an exception for this team.
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Arkansas Wildlife Weekly Newsletter. Randy Zellers Assistant Chief of Communications. Asian carp, particularly silver carp and bighead carp have been a nuisance to many waters connected to the Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers since their escape from aquaculture and research facilities during floods in the s. In addition to consuming vast amounts of plankton, which are the base of the food chain in many fisheries, silver carp have become a hazard on many waters where they are abundant because of their habit of jumping out of the water when startled. Asian carp are one of the species biologists hope to prevent from spreading to new waters through the recently instituted ban on transporting live, wild caught bait.
Jump to navigation. Escapement from these aquaculture facilities occurred soon after importation and grass carp in the wild were first documented in the Mississippi River along Illinois in Since that time grass carp have rapidly spread to 45 states through the accidental and intentional, legal and illegal release by numerous state and federal agencies, private groups and individuals. Stocking of grass carp for control of aquatic vegetation was legalized in Oklahoma in the early 's.