Asian Carp have been found in significant enough quantities to be netted in Iowa’s Lake Okoboji. The discovery of the invasive species in a significant commercial and vacation destination further exemplifies the potential risk that the species can pose to the Great Lakes.

From the Des Moines Register:
“Our greatest fear is that these fish could impact recreation and the ecology of the lakes,” said state fisheries biologist Mike Hawkins of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Tourism is a $213 million business in the area, known as the Iowa Great Lakes.
The discovery adds pressure to a yearlong effort to build an electric barrier to keep Asian carp out of the lakes.”
For the complete article, visit The Des Moines Register website