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    Bighead Carp

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    The dreaded Asian carp, the flying fish boaters and fisherman love to hate. A general search for Asian carp turns up more hilarious YouTube videos than you can probably watch in your lifetime. What’s not funny? The fact that these carp are an invasive species and are slowly taking over the waters that they live in. There are four varieties of Asian carp – silver carp, grass carp, bighead carp, and black carp; all of which are native to the waters of Russia, Vietnam, and China. These carp were originally imported into the United States by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services in 1963. The carp were to be used to control aquatic weeds. The carp eat by sucking plants and plankton off of the bottom of the riverbeds. Bighead carp can grow to the largest size reaching up to over four feet in length are weigh over eighty pounds. Typically these fish can eat up to 40 percent of their body weight in a single day (Cauchon).…

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    Shimano Ehl Analysis

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    In weeks review, we take a look the Shimano Ultegra 14000 Xtd big pit carp reel. I’ve been using these reels for a few weeks now, so will share my thoughts on these reels including all the features and will be keeping this review up to date regularly. So what did I want from a new carp reel? Well I needed a big pit carp reel that guaranteed me reliability, built from quality components, which is lightweight and stylish but not too expensive. Carp reels from a design perspective haven't…

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    Although, according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, this carp is of least concern, it’s population trend is decreasing (Freyhof & Kottolat, 2008). This native species of carp was once widely distributed across the British Isles but is now experiencing extirpation due to competition in habitats where it does not thrive. The most significant threats are caused by introduced species; such as the closely related and often confused with Prussian carp Carassius gibelio, a subspecies of…

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    The carp could act as however it is being portrayed as or it could mean something important to what it is being associated with. Many mythical symbols have a beginning, such as the carp. There are stories about the origin of the carp, but those are not one-hundred percent true. “The real origin of those coloured creatures was in truth, more of an accident than by any real intentions and they are truly ‘man made’” (“Origins and Myths” 1). The carp was discovered unexpectedly instead of having a…

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    Asian Carp

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    The prevention of the Asian Carp in the United States has been long standing battle. While first introduced as a food-fish and now for sport, Asian Carp is now viewed as an invasive species. In the summer of 2007 the U.S. Department of the Interior invoked the Lacey Act. In 2012, Congress implemented the “Stop Invasive Species Act”. This act charges the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to increase the speed of their strategies of controlling the invasion. Urgency is required due to the fact that the…

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    Stop Asian Carp

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    Asian Carp invading the Great Lakes. Many environmentalists are very concerned about this threat and are seeking ways to prevent this from occurring. Asian carp are invasive fish from Southeast Asia that can cause harm the ecosystem, economy, property, and boaters. (National Wildlife Federation) They are filter-feeding fish and voracious eaters that consume plankton, algae, and other microscopic organisms which are the key sources of food in the food web for other species of big and small fish.…

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    Asian Carp Crisis

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    Asian carp crisis. The Asian Carp are an invasive species that came from china. They were brought over to clean fish ponds and escaped due to the flooding of the fish ponds. They are now out there in the lakes reproducing in large amounts and threaten to take over the great lakes. According to “Carp Diem: A Fishy Tale” by CBC, 2013, Asian Carps are reproducing in large amounts and tend to outcompete native species. The Asian carps are consuming the majority of the food, leaving very little for…

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    Bighead Carp Ecology

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    non-native species may pose significant dangers to the local ecosystems and the Asian carp is one of them. Asian carp is the common term for the species of grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella), Bighead Carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis), black carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus) and silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) (Michigan Department of Natural Resources 2012). In the United States, the Bighead Carp have greatly affected the river ecosystems that it is also likely to invade the Great Lakes…

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    Asian Carp Meat

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    In recent year, the Obama administrations announced measures to combat the invasive carp. The measure cost $50 million, it includes stepped-up trapping and netting in rivers that provide access to the lakes, as well as initial field tests of chemical that could lure carp to where they could be captured. Is there any other solution we have? Why aren’t we eating Asian carp? They reproduce well and they are not prone to mercury accumulation. It seems that there is a lack of demand of Asian carp…

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    Carp Fishing Rods: All About Good Carp Rods June 23rd, 2010 | Author: Monty Looking at carp fishing rods, also called carp rods or carp poles, must be considered the very first logical step for any beginning or expert angler looking to jump into the recreational world of carp fishing. A good carp rod is the backbone of the rest of your equipment and will help to determine the success (or lack of) your fishing experience. While the basics of fishing for carp are the same, and it doesn’t always…

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