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Asian carp

n.
Any of several large, prolific cyprinid fish native to Asia that have spread from fish farms into the Mississippi River basin.
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Impacts of invasive Asian carps on native food webs.
The spread of Asian carps into the Great Lakes is a significant threat to Ontario's native fish species.
The federal government's Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force considers the Asian carps to be nuisance species and encourages and supports "active control" by natural resources management agencies.
So when proposals to stock open water bodies with fertile grass carp (white amur; Ctenophairgodon idella) were proposed, biologists were concerned these Asian carps would wreak havoc on native plant and fish communities.
Invasive Asian carps in North America; proceedings.
In fact they are Asian carps, referred to commonly as silver carps, largescale silver carps and bighead carps.
said Service Director Dan Ashe, referring to Asian carps, which have devastated aquatic habitats in the Mississippi River Basin, causing incalculable harm to native species and local economies.
Four of these--bighead, silver, grass, and black carp--are collectively referred to as Asian carps, and are the most recent newcomers to the U.
Management in Action--Many catfish anglers and catfish share the water with invasive Asian carps, which have spread rapidly and become problematic due to their sheer density and competition with other fish species.
Grass Carp is one of four species of Asian Carps, which are considered highly invasive and a significant threat to the Great Lakes ecosystem.
As with other carp species, preconceived notions of poor taste leave the public less than willing to put Asian carps on the table.
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