With news coming out last week that another invasive Bighead carp was caught in the St. Croix River, near Prescott, this threat to the future of the river is a hot topic of discussion for everyone who loves the St. Croix.
In other rivers, these carp have destroyed fisheries by eating all the organisms native fish depend on, and created dangerous boating condition when another variety of Asian carp, the silver carp, have arrived. It is the silver carp which famously leap out of the water as boats pass.
As such impacts become more and more possible, understanding what this could mean for boaters, anglers, marinas and others is critical.
The St. Croix River Association is sponsoring a forum in Stillwater on May 16 about the issue, and is inviting all interested members of the public to attend, learn more about the carp and what they could mean for the St. Croix River, and what can be done to control their spread.
Asian Carp and the St. Croix River
7 p.m., Wednesday, May 16
Water Street Inn, 101 Water Street South, Stillwater, MN
For More Information: 715-483-3300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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