Good morning, Chairman Gilchrest and members of the Subcommittee. Fish and Wildlife Service Service. Thank you for this opportunity to testify today on the status of Asian carp in the Great Lakes and Mississippi River systems and efforts to prevent these species from occurring in other watersheds. The Administration is concerned about the impacts of invasive species on our native wildlife and their habitats.
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Arriving in the United States during the mids, increasing waves of immigrants could scarcely believe that this vast new land had no carp as it had been a cultivated food source, garden element, and symbol of strength and courage in Asia for over 4, years, and similarly esteemed in Europe for nearly 2,! Inspired by the European model whereby the Austrian princes of Schwarzenberg maintained 20, acres of carp ponds , scattered entrepreneurs began to import the prized fish, hoping to provide a familiar, profitable food staple to the rapidly growing nation. Julius A. Poppe was one of the most successful, expanding a stock of five common carp imported from Germany in into a thriving California farm by
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Common Carp, Cyprinus carpio , while originally from Asia, arrived in North America much earlier and is not one of those species referred to as Asian carps. Click here for more information. All are members of the cyprinid family, which includes carps and several varieties of minnows. Of the Bighead Carp, only three specimens have been collected, all in western Lake Erie, between and , and are believed to have been intentionally released. Of the Grass Carp specimens, there have been approximately 23 single captures since in the waters or tributaries of Lake Huron, Lake Ontario, and Lake Erie the most recent in Lake Erie in