CLOSINGS: View Closings

DNR: Mussel-eating Asian carp is nearing Indiana’s waterways

State wildlife officials say an Asian carp species that poses a serious threat to Indiana’s mussel populations is advancing closer to the state’s waterways.

Posted: Jul 3, 2019 2:04 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State wildlife officials say an Asian carp species that poses a serious threat to Indiana’s mussel populations is advancing closer to the state’s waterways.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says two black carp were captured last month in the Ohio River about 10 miles (16 kilometers) downstream of Indiana’s state line.

Black carp feed on mollusks. They pose a serious threat to Indiana’s native mussel species , many of which are listed as endangered or of special concern.

Black carp are native to Asia. They’ve been moving throughout the Mississippi River basin since escaping from captivity decades ago.

The DNR asks anyone who catches a suspected black carp to keep it, note its location, cool it on ice once it’s dead and report it to the DNR by calling 1-866-663-9684.

Article Comments

Terre Haute
Few Clouds
88° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 92°
Robinson
Scattered Clouds
89° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 96°
Indianapolis
Scattered Clouds
87° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 89°
Rockville
Few Clouds
88° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 92°
Casey
Few Clouds
87° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 91°
Brazil
Few Clouds
88° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 92°
Marshall
Few Clouds
88° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 92°
Sunny and warm.
WTHI Planner
WTHI Temps
WTHI Radar

Latest Video

Image

Monday Afternoon Weather

Image

Bat Festival ISU Saturday

Image

Top Monday Stories

Image

Monday: Mostly sunny, warm. High: 89

Image

Alex Barnaby Commits to UE

Image

Twins celebrate 96th birthday

Image

Work continues to expand Griffin Bike Park

Image

Public hearing on marijuana businesses

Image

"Holypalooza" Worship

Image

Gathering on the Green Fall Festival

WTHI Events