We have a huge problem with Asian carp. Being a scientist, I have access to long term data that shows our native species are being deleteriously influenced by the Asian carp. I foresee harvesting them as one way we can knock down the population and at the same time, ensure the sustainability of the native species for future generations to enjoy. I don’t want to see our natural resources die. My passion for this solution is to ensure that our native species persist for future generations. I belabor this point because it is so important.

Dr. Quinton Phelps, Fisheries Biologist, Missouri Department of Conservation