Detection and Monitoring of Asian Carp Populations

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$540,000
Fund Source
Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund
Recipient
MN DNR
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2013
End Date
June 2016
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2013, Chp. 52, Sec. 2, Subd. 06b
Appropriation Language

$540,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources to accelerate a search and monitoring program directly targeting Asian carp to be used in the development of potential control strategies.

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$540,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$540,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
8.32
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

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Description of Funds
ENRTF
Project Overview

Asian carp pose a real and serious threat to Minnesota’s aquatic ecosystems. While there are a few instances of individual carp being found in Minnesota waters, including the Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers, it is not presently believed that there are significant established populations in the state. In order to quickly and effectively respond to threats posed by Asian carp in the future, though, detailed information about the fish themselves is needed. The DNR is using this appropriation to establish an aggressive search and monitoring program directly targeting Asian carp to determine existing distribution and abundance, measure current reproductive success, and evaluate impacts on native fish populations. The information will inform rapid response efforts aimed at control and removal of Asian carp as they emerge.

Project Manager
First Name
Bradford
Last Name
Parsons
Organization Name
MN DNR
Street Address
1200 Warner Rd
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55106
Phone
(651) 259-5789
Email
bradford.parsons@state.mn.us