How to Identify Asian Carp

Posted on August 25, 2012

This video from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Midwest Region shows you to identify the invasive Asian carp species. It teaches you how to identify bighead and silver carps using grass carp and common carp as points of comparison. The Asian carps pose a threat to the Great Lakes. They out compete desirable native fishes for food. They can also be a health hazard to people in boats as they leap out of the water. Take a look:

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