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WATCH: Province worried about Asian Carp

Introduces legislation to help deal with invasive species

If you've gone fishing you've heard about them before - Asian Carp.

The province is trying to prevent the spread of invasive species like the fish, which is threatening to come into Ontario via the northern end of the Mississippi River.

Minister of Natural Resources David Orazietti says the province stopped 39,000 lbs of Asian Carp at the border.

The fish has been known to overcrowd lakes and eat the food supply of native fish.

The province is planning to introduce legislation that would be able to help officials deal with invasive species like this by ways of regulation and fines. While Orazietti says there are a list of rules out there already, it doesn't give the province enough power to deal with this issue.

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  1. Frankie posted on 02/26/2014 01:10 PM
    The Liberals are the most invasive species in this province.
  2. john posted on 02/26/2014 01:43 PM
    thay should be worried about there reelection then Asian carp .
    so why not do what humans are good at . make this fish existence history .
  3. Dean posted on 02/26/2014 02:18 PM
    Just give us two pieces of information, and we'll take care of this problem on our own time without wasting any tax dollars:

    1) What's the best way to catch these carp?
    2) Where can we find carp recipes?
  4. James posted on 02/26/2014 03:18 PM
    This is a very serious issue that most people don't understand. Left unchecked asian Carp will destroy the great lakes as they have already done in southern US water systems. Stopping them at this point will be next to impossible and expensive but will be MUCH worse if we don't.
    I would like to see our media do some research into this and bring it to the publics attention.
    1. HP posted on 02/26/2014 04:05 PM
      @James These carp will do more damage than the sea lamprey that killed off the lake trout and are attacking the salmon, especially in lakes Huron and Superior. These bottom feeders stir up the mud and sediment making it impossible for native fish to feed and lay their eggs. Waubaushene, once the best location for pike and muskie is now a muddy mess from our own carp, salmon being caught in Georgian Bay are bled white by the lamprey, once the carp invade the rivers they need to breed, they're toast.
  5. Mark posted on 02/26/2014 05:51 PM
    Great !! Carp screwing up our lakes, and teachers pay and pensions sucking the life out of the rest of the province.

    Oh, and to think, now our crappy health care system is worse now than it was 10 years ago. Unless your are a public sector pig, oh sorry, worker.

    Hmmmmmmm ?
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