Bighead and silver carp (aka Asian carp) don’t just pose an ecological threat, they pose a safety threat to boaters, especially in waters where their numbers are thick. Because Asian carp often jump several feet in the air when disturbed by boat motors, they can harm people who travel in infested waters.

IISG has a new downloadable factsheet–Fend Off Flying Fish–that provides nine practical safety tips for boating in Asian carp waters that can help you protect yourself and your passengers.