BURLINGTON, ON: Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, today announced the test results of a single live Grass Carp caught near Dunnville, Ontario in the Grand River, near Lake Erie.
Our efforts to date have prevented Asian Carp species, including Grass Carp, from establishing in the Great Lakes system.
Biologists at Fisheries and Oceans Canada s Asian Carp Laboratory performed sampling and preliminary analyses on the specimen to determine its ability to reproduce.
Ensuring the health and productivity of the Great Lakes by preventing the introduction of Asian Carp remains one of the highest priorities for Ontario and for my ministry," said Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources David Orazietti.
Sterilized Grass Carp are stocked in some places in North America to control aquatic plants.