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Updated: 11/07/2013 08:00:03AM

Pondweed, carp were Tuesday topics

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission held a public meeting Tuesday evening at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge to discuss an integrated management plan to control native Illinois pondweed in Lake June-in-Winter.

FWC biologist Kelle Sullivan said the plan calls for the continued use of aquatic herbicides, with those efforts bolstered by stocking “an appropriate number” of triploid grass carp that may help with plant control. She said the number of fish is yet to be determined. The carp are genetically altered at hatcheries to prevent them from reproducing.

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