Invasive Asian carp fish spawning in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A highly invasive fish commonly called Asian carp is proliferating in the Ohio River at Louisville. Wildlife officials say they have a spawning area below the McAlpine Locks and Dam.

A report from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says two species of the fish, Bighead and Silver carp, are spawning at Louisville. It says they have been detected as far up the Ohio River as Greenup Lock and Dam near Huntington, West Virginia.

Ron Brooks with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources tells The Courier-Journal ( ) that there are enough of the carp below the McAlpine dam for spawning to occur.

The fish has infested lakes and tributaries all along the Mississippi River. They eat up food supplies and starve out native species.


Information from: The Courier-Journal,


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