Re: grass carp

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Posted by Bob on September 18, 1997 at 07:44:44:

In Reply to: grass carp posted by Caot. Harlan Trammell on September 15, 1997 at 15:49:40:

Grass carp in rivers are the result of farm pond escapage, all right, but many were released into native waterways, beginning in 1963 at Stuttgart, Arkansas. There was subsequent rapid proliferation in native waters. The grass carp competes with native species for space and food and may even destroy habitat. Stocking is now only permitted with sterile grass carp.

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