Category Archives: grass carp

It’s Fish-Eat-Weed At Taunton Lake

About 250 grass carp have been introduced into Taunton Lake in an effort to curb its increasing infestation by aquatic milfoil, a subsurface weed. READ MORE
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Hydrilla Under Control

Efforts to eradicate a fast-spreading aquatic weed that threatened to choke the life out of Lake Pinehurst have been so successful that some may not think there is still a threat. “Some said they don’t see it as a problem anymore,” Reedy said. “They think we have won the battle. We can’t be complacent. This is still a credible threat.” READ MORE
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Hydrilla management plan working

Six years into waging a battle for Lake Wylie, the weed-eaters are taking it to the scourge. In 2007, Ibach called for hundreds, or even thousands, of weed-eating fish to combat the “menace.” The first load of 500 grass carp was released in May 2008.
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Over 1,500 weed-eating carp introduced to Rainbow Lake

This is due to the ever-increasing mat of aquatic weeds choking the lake during the summer months to the point that fishing and boating are all but impossible.
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Community News: Austin releases more carp to fight invasive weed

The city of Austin released 9,000 sterile Asian grass carp into Lake Austin at Mary Quinlan Park on Thursday as part of its continued effort to control the rise of the invasive weed hydrilla.
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More carp sought to keep Lake Murray weeds in check

Increases in weeds other than hydrilla are “a first sign” that more carp are necessary, the study by aquatic weed expert Steve de Kozlowski says.
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TLAC releases grass carp in war against hydrilla

In an effort to combat the aquatic weed hydrilla, 6,000 sterile grass carp were released into Smith Mountain Lake early last week. READ MORE
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Public weed treatment parameters set

The Lake Gaston Weed Control Council met Thursday and voted to maintain the current grass carp stocking rate while approving an applicator and chemical provider for the 2013 treatment cycle.
Skips Aquatic Solutions, of Henderson, N.C., was chosen out of two bids as the 2013 applicator for the publicly funded noxious aquatic vegetation treatment in Lake Gaston, replacing PLM Lake and Land Management, which has its Atlantic Division headquarters in Littleton and was the 2012 applicator.
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Carp suggested for weed control

A North Otago company wants to release grass carp fish in two irrigation canals to control aquatic weeds and algae. READ MORE
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Caged grass carp effective against aquatic weeds – study

A Ministry for Primary Industries trial has found grass carp kept in enclosures are effective in eliminating early infestations of aquatic weeds.

As part of the trial, six 2.5 metre by six metre cages were placed in beds of hornwort weed in Lake Karapiro.

Within nine weeks, the three to five fish contained in each cage had removed the weed.

MPI senior adviser Andrew Bell says once the hornwort was eradicated, the fish and the enclosures were removed safely.

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