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Illinois and several other states want to rid waterways of a fish that threatens others and could be on the verge of entering the Great Lakes. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources seeks help from the state’s commercial fishermen. The agency wants black carp out of Illinois waterways—a species of the invasive Asian carp says IDNR’s Kevin Irons.



Irons says there are several different species of the Asian carp. 



Those that catch a black carp, can contact Irons at 217-557-0719 or kevin.irons@illinois.gov to collect the $100 bounty. Groups such as Illinois Farm Bureau are watching control efforts closely, since efforts to control black and other Asian carp have the potential to disrupt the river navigation system.

 
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