Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

Invasive Carp

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Date published: May 8, 2017
Status: Active

Assessment of carbon dioxide as barrier to Bigheaded carp

Currently, prevention of the movement of bigheaded carps from the Mississippi watershed into the Great Lakes rests on a single electric barrier located in the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS).  Additional barriers and/or supplements to the electric barrier would improve the efficacy of deterring bigheaded carps movement into the Great Lakes through redundancy and ‘safety nets’, and offer...

Contacts: Aaron Cupp
Date published: May 2, 2017
Status: Active

Application of broadband sound for bigheaded carp deterrence

Bigheaded carp, especially silver (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) and bighead carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis), are invasive fish species that have established breeding populations dominating large regions of the Mississippi Drainage in the 20 years following escape from aquaculture facilities in Arkansas. 

Date published: May 2, 2017
Status: Active

Use of antimycin-microparticles and alfalfa to control Grass Carp Ctenopharyngodon idella

Since their introduction in the 1960’s, grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) have spread across the North American continent as far north as the U.S./Canadian border in the Great Lakes. Grass carp are an herbivorous species and can significantly reduce the amount of macrophytes and other plant material in a body of water. Subsequently, this can lead to many detrimental effects for...

Contacts: Jon Amberg