The possibility that asian carp have made their way into local waters has prompted municipalities to call for a concerted effort to develop programs to keep the rough fish at bay. The Sturgeon Bay City Council could be one of them. Evidence that the fish, also known as the silver carp, has reproduced in the great lakes watershed is causing concern because of its reputation for gobbling up plankton, tiny plants & animals that are vital to aquatic food chains. According to a report in USA Today, if the fish get a foothold in the lakes, it could spread widely & destabilize a multi-billion dollar fishing industry. The fish also has a strange habit of flying out of the water & striking anything in its path. The Sturgeon Bay City Council will consider a resolution about keeping asian carp out of the great lakes during its meeting Tuesday evening.
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