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InfamouzFisherman said:
i have to write a 4 to 5 page paper. on invasive species ruining great lakes. i chose asian carp sea lamprey n gobies. ny gr8 websites?
if u rite res8rch paper u better right better then this :lol:

Just playin. I got some good quick links handy right here:

- http://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/
- http://www.seagrant.wisc.edu/greatlakesfish/becker.html
- http://www.fishbase.org/
- http://www.fws.gov/contaminants/Issues/ ... pecies.cfm
- http://www.nanfa.org/

Do research for scholarly articles too whether it be thru google or some database you are familiar with.
I write and edit things 5 days a week... Sucks but it's what I'm kind of good at.
 

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mplant1 said:
The Salmoinoids were purposely introduced into the Great Lakes system. They aren't invasive fish LOL. They are farm fish!
true not invasive but not native,
but by the DNR and historical definition they are not native.

Read the book "Natural History of Chicago" by Greenberg.
he details walleye and huge sturgeon on the chicago river and all along the lakefront.

No salmon..
That was us doing the planting, and now they seem natural.
Farm or not they helped and great eating!

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for invasives I'd do text on the goby, snakehead or Asian carp.
Lots of info out there on why they are here and why they are a problem.
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RonG said:
InfamouzFisherman said:
i have to write a 4 to 5 page paper. on invasive species ruining great lakes.
Don't forget to include the bucketheads! :idea:
BOLD!!!! :shock:

Funny though. If I were in your shoes, I would write my paper on illegal immigrants keeping baby bass, dink perch, and anything else that could fit in their buckets. For my sources, I would research and use specific hear-say message boards on WCF. LOL
 

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mplant1 said:
LOL at Ken G. The Salmoinoids were purposely introduced into the Great Lakes system. They aren't invasive fish LOL. They are farm fish!
So were just about all the different varieties of carp.
I believe the big heads and silver were in farm ponds in Missouri to control weeds and plankton.

Then they escaped.
 

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Ken G said:
mplant1 said:
LOL at Ken G. The Salmoinoids were purposely introduced into the Great Lakes system. They aren't invasive fish LOL. They are farm fish!
So were just about all the different varieties of carp.
I believe the big heads and silver were in farm ponds in Missouri to control weeds and plankton.

Then they escaped.
True, but the key word is "escaped" and then those carp migrated and invaded every body of water they could.

Salmon are harmless. They can't reproduce and die off. If they truely were a problem, we would halt the stock programs.
 

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RonG said:
There's a a big difference between invasive and non-native. Great Lakes salmon and trout are not invasive.
I've been down along the harbors teaching kids to fish for the park district.
When the smolts are stocked, they devour everything in site.
Couldn't keep them off the hooks. They attacked everything.

What do you think they're doing to the smallie and walleye populations.
I would imagine they attack eggs and just hatched smallies and walleye just like the gobies do.

You stock anything non-native, the natives will always pay the price.

I've been telling people for years that we would have world class smallie and walleye fishing right in Chicago if they would quit putting those things in there.
 

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Ken G said:
RonG said:
There's a a big difference between invasive and non-native. Great Lakes salmon and trout are not invasive.
I've been telling people for years that we would have world class smallie and walleye fishing right in Chicago if they would quit putting those things in there.
Well, that I've always believed myself and would love to see.
 
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