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States, feds work together to remove invasive carp

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States, feds work together to remove invasive carp

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – Natural resources crews from Minnesota and Wisconsin will work with federal workers from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove carp that has invaded a section of the Mississippi River near La Crosse Monday.

This will be the second time the agencies pooled their staff in an attempt to get the fish out of the river. This past April was the first time such an effort took place and resulted in the removal of nearly 40 silver carp.

Like this past spring, the crews will again be using the Modified Unified Method (MUM) to find and remove the species.

MUM combines netting and herding techniques to drive and concentrate the carp from a large area of the water into a small zone where they are removed.

Work will start Monday and is not expected to negatively impact the main channel of the river or to commercial navigation.

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