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How might I accidentally spread Asian carp?

The capture and movement of wild-caught baitfish is of special concern for spreading Asian carp. Young Asian carp could easily be transferred, as baitfish, from one body of water to another. In particular, juvenile silver carp sometimes school with gizzard shad and are similar in size, shape, and color. If you catch your own bait, in addition to being familiar with the bait regulations of your State, it is safest to use the bait only where it was caught and not to transport it to new waters, especially above dams.


 Photo of Asian Carp in net


Bighead carp are a large and troublesome invasive species from Asia found in the great rivers of the central United States.

Tags: Fish, Ecosystems, Biodiversity, Recreation, Rivers, Streams, Aquatic