For decades the Asian Carp, an invasive fish species has threatened the ecosystem of America’s Great Lakes. Now, the aggressive species is also making its way up the Ohio River.
Unless something is done to curb the spread of the creature that can grow up to 100-pounds, experts say it could potentially devastate the native species found in rivers and streams by devouring all of the underwater plan vegetation.
“It’s just a matter of time before this ravenous species reaches the Ohio River, killing thousands of native fish populations in the Ohio, as well as the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers and their tributaries despite federal and state agencies efforts,” said Gregory Paul, a Pittsburgh marine biologist and avid fisherman.
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