Will measures used to prevent invasive carp from infesting the Great Lakes also harm non-invasive species?



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    The measures that are currently being studied, an electric barrier and piscicide, could indeed kill other fish as easily as the Asian carp. There has been a lot of money and time spent on the barrier already, and possible health hazards to human have still not been fully resolved, let alone hazards to other fish. It’s possible that a human who falls in the water near the barrier could be killed, although it seems impossible to know for sure. But the ideal situation would involve measures would be aimed as specifically as possible at the carp and the areas they are inhabiting. Right now, the full-strength electrical barrier is not being used; a lower strength barrier is up that would probably not repel young carp.

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