Asian Carp Response in the Midwest
Asian Carp Control Technologies
- Seismic Technology (water guns)
- Algal Attractants
- Formulation of chemical attractants for use as lures to facilitate the capture and removal of carp including algal and pheromone attractants. Agency Lead: U.S. Geological Survey.
- Pheromone Attractants
- Evaluation of the use of carp pheromones to repel or attract Asian carp. Agency Lead: U.S. Geological Survey.
- Toxicants Micromatrix
- The use of toxin-filled micro-particles designed to specifically target Asian carp. When eaten by Asian carp, the toxin will be released inside the fish, killing the fish and avoiding harm to native species. Agency Lead: U.S. Geological Survey.
- Toxicant and Attractant Tracking
- Research examines methods to successfully track toxicants in rivers using Rhodamine WT dye. Work holds potential for application to attractants, such as food or pheromones. Agency Lead: U.S. Geological Survey.
- Carbon Dioxide Deterrents
- Commercial Fishing Contracting and Oversight
- Contracting of commercial fishers to implement or increase harvest of Asian carp to reduce populations and slow the spread of the species. The Illinois Department of natural resources oversees fishing through permitting to assure proper use of the tool and gather information. Agency Lead: Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
- Life History Trait Assessments
- Scientific studies to better understand the life history traits of Asian carp in areas with established and emerging populations in the U.S. to identify vulnerabilities that can be exploited for control. Agency Lead: U.S. Geological Survey.
Carbon dioxide deterrent to invasive fish movement (140 KB PDF)