The nation’s largest marine recreational fishery is facing declines, but proper management can curtail that trend.
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Our waterways are being littered with worn-out soft plastic lures. If this habit doesn’t stop, we are giving the environmentalists and politicians adequate ammunition to make fishing with these lures illegal.
Asian carp, considered an invasive species by the U.S. Departments of the Interior and Agriculture, are a significant threat to the Great Lakes’ recreational fisheries. Carp populations have the potential to expand rapidly and change the ecosystem composition of the Great Lakes. This will significantly harm the $7 billion annual sportfishing economy in the Great Lakes region.