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Asian carp roundup in Kentucky opens new front in battle

Asian carp are processed at Two Rivers Fisheries in Wickliffe, Ky., on Tuesday. Asian carp were imported to the U.S. in the 1960s and 1970s as an eco-friendly alternative to poisons for ridding southern fish farms and sewage lagoons of algae, weeds and parasites. The advance of the invasive carp, however, threatens to upend aquatic ecosystems, starve out native fish and wipe out endangered mussel and snail populations along the Mississippi River and dozens of tributaries. AP Photo by Mark Humphrey

Like a slow-motion, underwater cattle drive, wildlife officials in a half-dozen aluminum boats used pulses of electricity and sound on a recent gray morning to herd schools of Asian carp toward 1,000-foot-long nets. The ongoing roundup on wind-rippled Kentucky Lake, ...

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Asian carp roundup in Kentucky opens new front in battle

Asian carp are processed at Two Rivers Fisheries in Wickliffe, Ky., on Tuesday. Asian carp were imported to the U.S. in the 1960s and 1970s as an eco-friendly alternative to poisons for ridding southern fish farms and sewage lagoons of algae, weeds and parasites. The advance of the invasive carp, however, threatens to upend aquatic ecosystems, starve out native fish and wipe out endangered mussel and snail populations along the Mississippi River and dozens of tributaries. AP Photo by Mark Humphrey

Like a slow-motion, underwater cattle drive, wildlife officials in a half-dozen aluminum boats used pulses of electricity and sound on a recent gray morning to herd schools of Asian carp toward 1,000-foot-long nets. The ongoing roundup on wind-rippled Kentucky Lake, ...

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