A Talk on the Wild Side.
Nonnative grass carp can be an effective alternative to chemical treatments in controlling aquatic vegetation, but they can harm our native fishery. Indiana allows people to use sterile grass carp as a biological control method in man-made ponds, and the state has in place regulations that keep these fish out of rivers and streams and away from Indiana’s native fishery.
Earlier this year, conservation officers within the investigation section of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources worked closely with special agents within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Office of Law Enforcement to investigate and quickly close a case of a company trying to bypass those regulations.