The nation’s largest marine recreational fishery is facing declines, but proper management can curtail that trend.
|National||Southwest||Great Lakes & Upper Midwest|
|California & Pacific|
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.