Content tagged with "invasive aquatic species"

Most of Missouri remains zebra-mussel free

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Photo of zebra mussels.
Uninfested waters underline the importance of precautions against spreading the exotic invader. More

Not of This State

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What the Department of Conservation is doing to protect our waters from aquatic nuisance species. More


Nutria in wetland habitat
Invasive South American nutria in wetland habitat. More

Protect Missouri’s Fishing

Learn simple things you can do to protect Missouri’s waters from aquatic invaders, read up on fishing ethics and safety, browse fishing management plans, and find wader-washing stations. More

Ready for the Pan

Scored fish fillets are ready for breading and cooking.
This close-up photo shows two fish fillets ready for frying. More

Silver Carp

Image of a silver carp
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
This large, silvery fish is an invasive, non-native carp that causes lots of problems. It is illegal to use this fish as live bait. Do not collect, transport, or dump it. Related to the bighead carp, but with the head relatively smaller, and eyes higher on head. Keel extends forward to base of pectoral fins. No dark splotches. More

Tempting Morsels

Fried golden brown, these carp fillets are tempting morsels.
This photo shows Asian carp fillets fried to a tempting golden brown. More

Two anglers score hits on open fishing records

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Twelve-year-old Hayden Crouch is proudly holding his state-record gizzard shad.
One record-setting angler plans to tackle invasive carp next. More

Zebra Mussel Control

Zebra Mussel
These invasive, fingernail-sized, black-and-white striped "clams" hurt Missouri's waters. Learn to avoid spreading them. More