The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission stocked Lake-June-In-Winter with 2,500 grass carp Tuesday, Dec. 17. The fish are the most recent weapons to be deployed in the war on Illinois pondweed.
The sterile fish were introduced as a means of controlling new growth of pondweed. The first line in the offensive was aquatic herbicides that targeted the invasive weed. The two-fold plan is to use the herbicides to target and kill the pondweed, allowing the carp to maintain the project by eating new growth.
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