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Aquatic Vegetation Management

Ten Aquaguides and other resources help you learn how to manage your Missouri pond's vegetation.

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Vince Travnichek and Jackson Landers prepare Asian carp for cooking.

Asian Carp Cleaning

Vince Travnichek and Jackson Landers are using an electric knife and a filet knife to prepare carp for cooking.

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Asian Carp Control

Because black, silver carp and bighead carp are non-native Asian fish that can cause big problems, it's illegal to use them as live bait in Missouri. Keep them from spreading to your favorite sport-fishing water.

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Asian Silver Carp

Gathering the main ingredient for an Asian carp eat-a-thon was easy, as silver carp eagerly volunteered.

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Photo of zebra-mussel-infested boatlift removed from Smithville Lake

Boatlift Removal

Photo of zebra-mussel-infested boatlift removed from Smithville Lake.

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Boulder Booger

This invasive species of algae, commonly known as "rock snot," forms large mats on the bottoms of lakes, river and streams.

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Didymo

Didymosphenia geminata, an invasive algae, forms slimy mats that smother fish eggs and makes water sports unpleasant.

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Didymo

“Didymo” or “rock snot” is an invasive alga that forms large, thick mats on the bottom of lakes and streams, smothering aquatic life vital to the food chain that supports many fish species, including trout.

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Don't Spread Crayfish

Invasive crayfish are a serious problem in Missouri and prevention is key. Don't buy, sell, relocate or dump live crayfish.

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