17 July 2013

• Asian Carp: Are the Great Lakes Next?

“Asian carp are hardy, lay hundreds of thousands of eggs at a time and spread into new habitat quickly and easily. To wit, they can jump over barriers such as low dams. Also, flooding has helped the fish expand into previously unattainable water bodies.

”…fishers using young carp as live bait have also facilitated the fish’s spread, as have boats going through locks up and down the Mississippi.”

Read the full article at this link: ScientificAmerican.com

Fishers? Do they mean the fisher that is a furry mammal that's part of the weasel family? No, they mean “fishermen.” What’s wrong with using the term “anglers” since it seems necessary [to some] to avoid the politically incorrect “fishermen” word?

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