On the hunt for carp in the St. Croix River

Lowering nets
With the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' electroshock boat nearby, commercial fisherman lower nets into the waters on the St. Croix River near Osceola, Wis. Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. The commercial fisherman were working with the DNR to try and locate silver carp in the St. Croix River.
MPR Photo/Jeffrey Thompson

With the recent discoveries of a bighead carp and DNA of silver carp in the St. Croix River, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has stepped up its efforts to find more evidence of the invasive Asian carp species in the St. Croix.

On Tuesday Aug. 23, 2011, commercial fishermen worked with the DNR to net and shock fish on the St. Croix near Osceola, Wisconsin. No Asian carp were found, but the commercial fisherman are scheduled to work on the St. Croix for three more days.

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