Depending on where you live and whether you fish for sport or income, Asian carp can be a blessing or a curse. News stories in the past few months have covered some of the fear in the Great Lakes region about silver and bighead carp threatening the fishing industry. In some of the southern states, sport fishermen actually stock lakes with carp to clean the water of algea and to eat. Fishermen and enforcement agents along the Mississippi River are not among the southern crowd who takes pleasure in these alien fish, however. They can see the damage the fish have done along the Mississippi River, and they are first in line to the carp’s travel up the river to the Great Lakes.
Posted on August 14, 2012 by rhallberg