The State of Missouri Has Declared War on Evil Invasive Carp
If you're a carp in Missouri, you better watch out. The state has a plan to get rid of you and it looks like they're willing to pay to get the job done.
If you're not familiar with this invasive fish issue, these carp species are a real problem. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that the Missouri Department of Conservation is willing to pay someone to oversee the eradication of invasive carp throughout the Mississippi River Basin.
What's the problem with carp in Missouri?
The Missouri Department of Conservation has a long list of the sins of these invasive carp including the fact that they eat food vital to the survival of native fish in our region and they can also hurt boaters big time. Have you ever been hit by a flying carp in Missouri? It happens all the time.
Invasive carp aren't just a Missouri problem either. These evil fish have even made it to the Great Lakes.
This is one of the many reasons why using these carp as bait is illegal in Missouri and shows how the dumping of live bait only adds to the misery of our rivers.
Time will tell if the state of Missouri hiring a vendor to oversee the eradication of invasive carp will really get rid of these finned nuisances. The only certainty we know for sure is that if these fish aren't done away with soon, our rivers will never be the same again.