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2012-07-12 12:29:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Experts are predicting a decline in native fish populations and researchers are scrambling to find ways to ward off the spread of an invasive aquatic species originally brought to the U.S. to cleanse aquaculture ponds and sewage treatment lagoons, according to recent wire service reports. The culprit is the Asian carp, originally imported decades ago, which have managed to escape during floods and have since spread to more than...

Supreme Court Rejects Plans To Save Great Lakes From Asian Carp
2012-02-28 05:44:59

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a measure on Monday to spend $51 million in order to help prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. Officials from Michigan and four other states proposed a new strategy on Thursday that would have included setting up traps and nets in rivers, as well as testing scents that could help lure carp to where they could be captured. The justices ruling was their fourth rejection of pleas by the states for interim steps, including closure of navigational...

2011-09-06 22:29:26

The 141st annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society will take place in Seattle from Sept. 4-8, 2011. The theme of this year's conference is "New Frontiers in Fisheries Management and Ecology: Leading the Way in a Changing World." For more information, visit http://afs2011.org/ All talks will be at the Washington State Convention Center. Highlighted USGS presentations are below: Eat but don't get eaten: after restoration, young salmon better off: Habitat restoration has had major...

2011-08-15 09:00:00

Findings demonstrate substantial returns on screening program relative to current costs of open-door policy WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a major new study published in the journal Ecological Economics, scientists and economists have, for the first time, statistically demonstrated the net benefits of doing risk assessments for the live wild animal trade. The study estimates that the long-term expected net benefits from implementing a risk screening system range...

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2011-07-11 09:15:00

America get ready: a new delicacy may be coming to a table near you. That's right, environmentalists, consumer groups and scientists are seriously working up new solutions to control the ever rising populations of invasive aquatic species in America, and want people to step up their eating game and devour away the infestation.Among the top offenders is the lionfish. With its dark red and black stripes, spotted fins and venomous black spikes, it seems like it wouldn't make a nice meal choice....

2011-03-26 00:00:29

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released a research report on the operation of the electric dispersal barrier system in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (CSSC). The electric barrier system is a key measure preventing the migration of two species of Asian carp, Silver and Bighead. The Corps commissioned the report as part of its ongoing research to refine the optimum operating parameters for the barriers. Cincinnati, OH (Vocus/PRWEB) March 25, 2011 The U.S. Army Corps of...


Latest Asian carps Reference Libraries

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2008-05-06 14:48:51

The Bighead Carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis), is a freshwater fish and one of several Asian carps. Although native to China, the bighead carp is distributed globally as a source of food in the fish food market. They have also been introduced into the United States to remove excess or undesirable plankton and thus improve water quality in sewage treatment plants and aquaculture facilities. However, some fish escaped into the Mississippi River basin, where they are now firmly established....

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2007-04-13 19:39:20

The Grass carp, (Ctenopharyngodon idella), also known as the White Amur, is an herbivorous, freshwater fish. It is cultivated in China for food but was introduced in the United States for aquatic weed control. It is a species of carp native to Siberia and northern China. The name White Amur derives from the Amur River, where the species is believed to have originated. Grass carp have an elongate, chubby body form that is torpedo shaped. The terminal mouth is slightly oblique with...

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2005-06-14 09:02:00

The Common Carp - or European Carp - (Cyprinus carpio) is a widespread freshwater fish distantly related to the common goldfish, which it is capable of interbreeding with. It gives its name to the carp family Cyprinidae. Originating in Europe and Asia, the common carp has been introduced into environments worldwide. It can grow to a maximum length of 4 feet (1.2 meters) and a maximum weight of 82.2 lb (37.3 kg). The oldest recorded age of this fish is 47 years. The wild, non-domesticated...

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  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.