Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC)
Whooshh fish removal system up and running!
Invasive carp are now being “whooshhed” out of Long Lake, the first time the fish transport system has been used for invasive species removal. In partnership with the Rice Creek Watershed District, MAISRC researchers set up an elaborate electric guidance system to guide the migrating common carp into an enclosure, where they are netted and swiftly removed using the Whooshh.
There are about 12,000 common carp in Long Lake, which migrate through a narrow channel toward Lino Lake in the spring to spawn. This channel creates an opportunity stop the movement of the fish, harness them, and remove them.
In the case of this project, a video speaks volumes. Check out this project in action: