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W.Va. takes aim at Asian carp, invasive species

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is asking boaters and anglers to help it stop the spread of Asian carp, an invasive species.

The Asian carp and other invasive species threaten native species and can put a dent in the dollars raised by recreational activities.

To prevent the spread of the fish, the division is asking those who use state waters not to transfer the fish or any other aquatic species.

They are also asking anglers to properly clean their boats at the end of a fishing trip, including live wells.

Outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to learn more about native species to distinguish them from invasive and unwanted species.

When you spot an invasive species, the division asks you to report it.


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