Invasive Carp

'Invasive Carp' Invading at Last

Bighead Carp - Elizabeth Sellers

The high waters of Minnesota's lakes and rivers have done more than closed parks, beaches and walking paths this year; the burgeoning Mississippi may have created the perfect conditions for enticing the infamously named "Invasive Carp" to visit our beloved state. Commercial fishermen contracted by the Department of Natural Resources caught a gravid (carrying eggs) female from each of the two threatening species (bighead and silver) in Cottage Grove this past Thursday. Invasive Carp had been thought to be contained further downstream; the two females signify...

Carp to Force the Closing of St. Anthony Lock... Permanently?

[caption id="attachment_248766" align="aligncenter" width="570"]The_Doors_Of_The_St._Anthony_Lock_May_Never_Open_Again Whether carp, boat or Balrog, no one will be allowed access through the lock according to new legislation.[/caption] The freshly christened "Invasive Carp" are back in Minnesota's news. This time because the fish are behind a possible major interruption of Mississippi River's navigable waters; to keep the fish from Northern Minnesota, the United States...

What's in a Name? 'Invasive' Carp Explained

Invasive Carp Being Netted

Columbus Day hasn't been the only thing due for a Minnesotanly-correct makeover this past week. This time it's happening in the capitol building. On Monday John Hoffman (DFL-Champlin) netted approval from the state Senate on a measure to change the name of 'Asian Carp' to 'Invasive Carp.' Hoffman explained the ambiguity of the name back in March:
Caucasians brought them to America...  Should we call them `Caucasian carp?' They...