Are you an angler who frequents the Great Lakes or surrounding areas? We want to hear from you!
Asian carps pose a significant threat to the integrity of Great Lakes ecosystems because of their ability to outcompete native species. Grass Carp, one of the four species of Asian carps and the most imminent threat to Canadian waters, have the ability to reach up to five feet in length and over 80 pounds! Their voracious appetites and rapid growth allow them to outgrow the gape (mouth) size of native predators and thrive without much rivalry. Although there are no established populations of Grass Carp, or any of the other species of Asian carps in Canada, the risks they present would raise economic, ecological, and social consequences including reduced opportunities for recreational fishing! In fact, popular angling species like Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Walleye and more would all experience negative impacts as a result of Grass Carp establishment.
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