This fish is used for aquaculture throughout Asia, particularly in China and Vietnam. Silver carp were imported to North America in the 1970s to control algae growth in aquaculture and municipal wastewater treatment facilities. They escaped from captivity soon after their importation. They are considered a highly invasive species.

Hypophthalmichthys molitrix (Silver Carp)

This fish is used for aquaculture throughout Asia, particularly in China and Vietnam. Silver carp were imported to North America in the 1970s to control algae growth in aquaculture and municipal wastewater treatment facilities. They escaped from captivity soon after their importation. They are considered a highly invasive species.

introduction non-native

Author(s)Jane Hawkey
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Date Created2013-05-13
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