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    Asian Carp: The Invaders

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    In 1831, Asian carp were brought over as a delicacy. Asian carp are originally from Asia (Barbara A. Somervill 13). They were imported by catfish farmers in 1963 for federal research on controlling aquatic vegetation. In 1966, the first Asian carp had escaped into Arkansas waters. By 1970, grass carp we're being stocked in Arkansas waters to help with over vegetation. In 1972, big head carp were brought in the United States by a fish farmer in Arkansas to improve his water quality and fish production

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    1. Privet plant and different species of the Asian carp fish depict two instances when non-native species which were introduced in Tennessee causing problems. Privet is a flowering plant native to Europe, Asia and North Africa (“Non-native Invasive Plants”). It has been introduced to grow as a hedge [boundary]. But, this plant once planted can take over the native plants and grow in dense groups. Currently, the Great Smoky National Park crews work up to “550 work hours each year” to remove privet

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    The Black Carp Invasion

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    Asian carp invasion is causing massive amounts of damage; one would believe that because of the advancing field of technology a solution would be a relatively

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    Asian Carp

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    management of Asian carp in North America is an issue that numerous state and federal agencies have been trying work out ever since the first case of Asian carp being in the waterways of North America. Asian carp are a very difficult species of fish to manage and control because of their fast reproduction rate and that there are no predators in the North American waterways to reduce numbers. These fish are damaging native fish's food sources and habitat. More recently, Asian carp are threatening to

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    An Essay On Asian Carp

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    Asian Carp Essay Arron Kruse 11/28/13 Choosing a spot in the Illinois River to fish or motorboat has become a very difficult task of late. Choose incorrectly and one’s boat might all of a sudden be overtaken by hundreds of fish, several dozen pounds in weight and jumping several feet out of the water. These fish are silver carp, one of several types of Asian Carp now present in many Midwest waterways. Having already overtaken and disrupted the ecosystem and economies of many Midwest waterways, the

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    Asian Carp's Harm to the Ecosystem

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    There is a great big debate over whether the Asian Carp should be considered a menace and about what we should do about them. Grass, Bighead, Black, and Silver Carp are all Asian carp species. According to Keith Lawrence of the Messenger-Inquirer, Carp are being made into fertilizer, and fish oil, as well as being sold to Asia as food products. However, the New York Times say that the Carp could easily put an end to the $7 million dollar fishing industry in the Great Lakes. Aside from economic

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    Asian Carp vs the Great Lakes

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    The possibility of Asian carp entering the Great Lakes is a huge problem that is expensive and time consuming to solve. The U.S. Army Corp. of engineers is currently assessing possible barriers to keep the Asian carp out of the waters of the Great Lakes (http://www.ibtimes.com/ending-asian-carp-threat-great-lakes-will-take-25-years-more-18b-yet-recommended-strategies-might). At the moment the huge fish are being kept out of the Great Lakes by using electric fences (http://www.popularmechanics.co

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    Why Is Carp Popular

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    How popular is Carp Fishing? Carp fishing is maintains its popularity to this day; this is because the carp is a well known freshwater fish and flourish all around Asia, America, Europe, and some parts of the globe. It has a lot of varieties that carp fishers find interesting. Most carp fishing books have pictures showing varieties of the carp and a good description about them too. The Common carp originated from Asia and Europe. It is also known as the European carp. This variety lives in motionless

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    Essay On Invasive Species

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    animals for pets and potted plants in their homes. Sometimes,... ... middle of paper ... ...g the issue. With the help of human society, invasive species such as Asian carp, West Nile virus, and the water hyacinth can be reduced, or even eliminated, in the future. (National Wildlife Foundation, 2014) References Asian Carp Threat to the Great Lakes. (2014). National Wildlife Foundation. Retrieved from . Invasive Plants of California's Wildland. (2014). California Invasive Plant Council. Retrieved

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    called the Asian Carps. The word “Asian carps” includes four species: Bighead, Silver, Grass and Black Carp. The species of Asian carps cause harm when they are introduced to new environments. Bighead Carp and Silver Carp are the species that have spread the most aggressively and can be considered one of the greatest threats to the Great Lakes. Grass carp can alter the food webs of a new environment by altering the communities of plants, invertebrates, and fish. Impact Asian carps are fast-growing

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