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Know Your Fish: Common Fish Species

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Asian Carp Pose Threat to Great Lakes

Four species of Asian carp, including the bighead carp and silver carp shown above, are threatening to arrive in Michigan. Bighead carp are so voracious they leave nothing for native species. The silver carp is a safety hazard because it can jump high enough to hit people in boats. Anglers should be alert for any carp that appears to have its eyes looking down. If you find an unidentified carp in any inland or Great Lakes waters, contact the DNR at 517-373-1280 or fill out an Asian carp reporting form online at (see Aquatic Invasive Plants and Animals)


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