Grass carp reproducing in Great Lakes watershed

Scientists say that, for the first time, they have found evidence of Asian carp reproducing within the watershed surrounding one of the Great Lakes. Four grass carp caught by a commercial fisherman in October 2012 in the Sandusky River in Ohio were extensively analyzed by U.S. Geological Survey scientists. By examining bones, known as otoliths, … Read more

Research finds little bighead or silver carp DNA

New analyses for Asian carp DNA in water samples from the Mississippi and St. Croix rivers showed little evidence of bighead and silver carp, researchers announced in a report released Thursday, April 4, 2013. The joint effort by scientists from the new Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center at the University of Minnesota (MAISRC), U.S. … Read more

Bighead carp netted in Lake Pepin

A 47-pound bighead carp was caught in a seine net by commercial fishermen on Nov. 16, in Lake Pepin near Frontenac,  the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced on Nov. 21. Bighead carp, members of the Asian carp family, are nonnative species that can cause serious ecological problems as they spread into new waters. While … Read more

Fracking, conservation and Asian carp

The Freshwater Society blog publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published. Does fracking contaminate water? Read a good q-and-a discussion of allegations that hydraulic fracturing … Read more

Water, science and the environment

The Freshwater Society blog publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published. Hypoxia Task Force looks to reduce nitrogen The drought has temporarily done this year … Read more

House bill threatens BWCA protections

The Freshwater Society blog publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published. House bill threatens wilderness protection Language in a Sportsmen’s Heritage Act, passed two months … Read more

Iowa may offer carp a back door to Minnesota

The Freshwater Society blog publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published. Asian carp’s back-door route to Minnesota There’s a back door for Asian carp to … Read more