Mihai Ilie wrote:If asian carps,especially the smaller jumping carp would enter the Great Lakes then it would be a blessing for the Great Lakes and that will trigger the biggest enviromental restoration in North America.
Lake Erie its the most poluted lake in the world .Soo much poluted that it ceashed from eutrophisation,was declared dead and it led to people protests and the establishment of the EPA( usa enviromenral protection agency) and the clean water act.
Now a days that lake its a time bomb and has acumulated so much more phosphates in it that its 3 times the level it had when it died.
Nobody,nothing on Earth can restore that lake ,except the much hated jumping carp but as i said in the previous comment USA will probably realise this in 100 years from now.
Asian carps are the most eco friendly and usefull fish in USA at protecting the enviroment and native ecosystems.
Such fish should be respected like dolphins.
Dustin Rhodes wrote:it could be that we're talking about different Carp - the US has several invasive species, all with their own different feeding habits.
also, these common names are not always the same in each locality, and are often times not even phenotypically accurate (black carp are not automatically black colored, Grass carp eat more than just aquatic plants, etc.)
Mihai Ilie wrote:
Im talking about the most usefull of them,the silver carp( its the one that jumps when skared by noize).
It is the most ecologically important fish in the world.
Michael Cox wrote:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_carp