Over 38,000 Pounds of Invasive Carp Removed from Grand River

(MissouriNet) Over 38,000 pounds of invasive carp were removed from the Grand River.

It was part of the Missouri Department of Conservation’s removal project that happened in the Grand River in September in north-central Missouri’s Brunswick. The project improved the available river habitat for native fish and provided information on how commercial operations might be used to remove the invasive species in the future. Invasive carp can reproduce and grow quickly, which takes up resources that native fish need to survive. The native species that were caught were counted and released back into the river for data tracking. A commercial fishing business will market the fish caught during this operation for various forms of fishing bait.