Scientists Evaluate Asian Carp

William G. Gilroy | August 8, 2014

Asian Carp

If bighead and silver carp were to establish in Lake Erie, local fish biomass is not likely to change beyond observations recorded in the last three decades, according to a study published in the journal Conservation Biology on Thursday (Aug. 6) by a group of scientists from the University of Notre Dame, Resources for the Future, U.S. Forest Service, University of Michigan and the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Laboratory.

“Bighead and silver carp will continue to have access to the Great Lakes — it is important understand what the consequences could be if they were to establish,” Marion Wittmann, the paper’s lead author and University of Notre Dame scientist, said.

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