By Dave Beasley / April 11, 2024

Nearly five decades ago, triploid grass carp were introduced in the United States to control undesired aquatic vegetation. They have often done a great job meeting manager objectives and stakeholder goals. However, at times, they disrupt the ecosystem, initiating a chain of events that can adversely impact the waterbody and result in chronic cyanobacteria (also known as Harmful Algal Blooms or blue-green algae) issues, reduced water clarity, and the collapse of the existing fishery.

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