Asian Carp

Scientific names: Hypophthalmichthys nobilis, Mylopharyngodon piceus, Ctenopharyngodon idella, Hypophthalmichthys molitrix What Are They? Invasive Asian carp are members of the minnow family that grow to be very large. They are found in both flowing and still water, tolerating a wide range of water quality and weather conditions. These carp tend to consume large amounts of […]

August 26, 2019
Northern Snakehead

Scientific name: Chana argus What Is It? The northern snakehead is an aggressive freshwater fish that can grow up to 4 feet long. It has been found in a variety of freshwater lakes, swamps, ponds, and streams of various temperatures, but cannot tolerate saltwater. The northern snakehead is native to parts of Asia and Africa. […]

August 2, 2019
Northern Pike

Scientific name: Esox lucius What Is It? The northern pike is a non-native predator of popular sport fish in Washington and is a prohibited species here. It reproduces prolifically and primarily preys on fish smaller than itself, including juveniles of other species. Is It Here Yet? Yes. It has been introduced illegally and established populations […]

July 29, 2019