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Published April 03, 2012, 09:28 AM

James River anglers asked to report silver carp

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is asking anglers to report any silver carp they catch in the James River.

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is asking anglers to report any silver carp they catch in the James River.

The Asian carp species known for leaping out of the water was first discovered in the James in North Dakota last year. Officials say the carp have migrated upstream through South Dakota in recent years. The carp are a highly invasive species that can out-compete native fish for food.

District fisheries supervisor Gene Van Eeckhout tells The Jamestown Sun (http://bit.ly/H8TafQ) that the discovery of "flying" carp in the James has led to a ban on the taking of live bait from the river, to guard again small silver carp being accidentally transported to other lakes.

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