Is it possible to eradicate Asian carp once they are in an area?

Eradicating an established population of Asian carp would be extremely difficult and expensive, if possible at all.

Potential control methods include the use of fish poisons, physical barriers, physical removal, habitat alteration, or the addition of predators, parasites, or pathogens. Research on Asian carp control is ongoing as part of the Asian Carp Control Strategy Framework

Learn more: USGS Invasive Species Program - Asian Carp

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A Silver Carp tagged with an acoustic transmitter (black tag located on the fish’s back) to monitor movement in the field. Fish
November 30, 2000

A Silver Carp tagged with an acoustic transmitter

A Silver Carp tagged with an acoustic transmitter (black tag located on the fish’s back) to monitor movement in the field. Fish were monitored in response to the recording of a boat motor

Image: Bighead Carp

Bighead Carp

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

Attribution: Ecosystems