Asian carp: A fishing threat and how to help

AFTCO kicked off our efforts to battle Asian Carp with a $10,000 donation to Lyon County Industrial Development Authority. These funds removed an additional 250,000 pounds of carp through commercial fishing subsides.

What are Asian carp?

In the 1960s, four species of Asian carp were introduced into small ponds around the Midwest as a help to aquaculture. By the 1970s, many escaped and were released allowing them to enter river systems and lakes.

That is where it started.

What do Asian carp look like?