Lake Erie Hot Topics / Re: ODNR news release: Grass carp have likely spawned successfully in the Sandusky R« Last post by Fred Snyder, Ohio Sea Grant Extension on 01/15/14, 20:01 »
Certain writers: They sure know how to push the panic button when it comes to making a dollar. This article has said nothing more than we already know thru previous news releases, but has said it in a way that sounds like the sky is falling.
My apologies that I'm responding three months after your post. Maybe I just looked at it too cursosrily-ly (this certainly is not a word). Forgive me for being late, but I have to laugh at the photo in the article you attached. We're concerned with Asian carp -- bigheads, silvers, blacks - and to some degree grass carp. So what do they show us? A mug shot of the common carp - Cyprinus carpio - which was stocked nationwide by the U.S. government back in the late 1870s. And it's everywhere and at this point virtually regarded as "native." (Ouch). Sometimes you feel like the media could try just a bit harder.