Advertisement

Officials Confirm 1st Capture of Silver Carp on St. Croix River

The Minnesota DNR has confirmed the first catch of silver carp captured in the St. Croix River. The Minnesota DNR has confirmed the first catch of silver carp captured in the St. Croix River. |  Photo: Supplied by Minnesota DNR

March 17, 2017 04:36 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota officials have confirmed the first capture of an invasive silver carp on the St. Croix River.

Advertisement – Content Continues Below

The Department of Natural Resources says a commercial angler caught it near Prescott, Wisconsin, as part of a monitoring project, just upstream from where the St. Croix meets the Mississippi River.

DNR invasive fish coordinator Nick Frohnauer says it's disappointing but not unexpected. In 2014, two silver carp were found in the Mississippi just upstream from the confluence of the Mississippi and St. Croix.

The commercial angler also caught one bighead carp, another species of invasive Asian carp. Bighead carp were previously caught at the same location and further upstream on the St. Croix.

Frohnauer the captures don't indicate that the two species have established populations or are reproducing in the St. Croix.

___

Online: DNR invasive carp information


WDIO

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Advertisement


Advertisement

Duluth Couple's Lawsuit Alleges Police Entered Home Mistakenly; Violated Civil Rights

Gary Allen Tilander, who had been missing for more than a month, is safe after being found in North Dakota.

Missing Int'l Falls Teen Found Safe in North Dakota

Highly Decorated, Respected Duluth Police Officer Retires

Bear Under Lakeside Porch Scared Out and Up a Tree

A man fell from a parking ramp on Third Avenue West and Superior Street Tuesday and died.

Man Dies from Fall off Downtown Duluth Parking Ramp

Unemployment Rises or Holds Steady in Wis. Cities

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement