Illinois DNR looking to enlist river monster to battle Asian carp in Mississippi and other rivers Alligator gar can grow to enormous sizes Courtesy Animal Pictures Sociey CHICAGO (AP) A giant fish that once swam from the Gulf of Mexico to Illinois is making a comeback.
The newest carp invaders, bighead carp, black carp, grass carp, and silver carp (collectively known as" Asian carp" ), seem to be causing trouble in the Mississippi River and surrounding waters. Introduced to the U. S. in the 1970's to control weed and parasite growth in aquatic farms, Asian carp eventually managed to get into the Mississippi River and establish breeding populations.
Cooperative Effort Underway to Battle Asian Carp. NASHVILLE In a continuing effort to help assure Kentucky and Lake Barkley reservoirs remain top fishing and boating destinations, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is partnering with the ParisHenry County Industrial Committee to battle the invasion of Asian carp.