WINONA, Minn. (KTTC) - Asian carp seem to be invading our waters and threatening the Minnesota way of life. A handful were netted by commericial fisherman yesterday near Winona.
Along pool 6, ten miles south of Winona in the Mississippi River, commercial fisherman Tim Adams captured the second ever silver carp in Minnesota.
The 18-pounder is part of the most feared Asian carp species, known for their ability to skyrocket out of the waters.
There is concern that the destructive fish are gaining foothold on the upper midwest, eating up the food supply in water and killing off native species.
The problem has both state and federal agencies digging for solutions like light and sound barriers, however, that raises concerns about damaging or eliminating native fish in the process.
The Asian carp that were caught near Winona Thursday are being sent in for further testing to see if any results could help determine other solutions at keeping them out.
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