Black Carp Observations in the Mississippi River Basin
A map of black carp observations in the Mississippi River basin reported to the USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species database as of November 30, 2022. This map is not a complete representation of species abundance or distribution. These data include incidental captures by the public and reports from federal and state agencies. There are limited sampling efforts targeting black carp and the probability of individuals catching them in the large rivers they inhabit is currently low.