Since their introduction years ago, invasive Asian carp have infested rivers and lakes around the United States. But they’ve been kept out of the Great Lakes — and the Detroit River — so far.
What’s the likelihood these fish get into the system, and what would they mean for native species, the fishing industry and local tourism?
In this “watch party,” originally broadcast on Facebook on Oct. 2, 2020, Great Lakes Now Program Director Sandra Svoboda chats with Belle Isle Aquarium Curator Dr. Paul Shuert and Drew YoungeDyke from the National Wildlife Federation about the “Carp Advance.”
They answer questions from the Facebook audience, and talk about myths, realities and the science related to Asian carp. Also – who’s eaten them!
This Watch Party was co-hosted by Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television, Belle Isle Conservancy and the National Wildlife Federation.