Batten down the hatches and send in the alligator gar because Asian carp are here, and it’s imperative we take action.
Last week, an Asian carp caught in Lake Erie was been found to be fertile. This invasive species would be detrimental to the Great Lakes and could potentially overtake the entire chain of lakes if not handled properly.
OutdoorHub previously wrote an article about the possibility of introducing alligator gar into the lakes if these carp found their way in, and it sounds like that day is here. According to Windsor News, two field crews started a combination of trap netting, gill netting and electro-fishing to try and slow down the Asian carp invasion.