Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Missouri
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Missouri Project

Application of Structured Decision Making and Adaptive Management for the Prevention and Control of Invasive Species

August 2023 - August 2028


Participating Agencies

  • CERC

Invasive Carps such as Silver Carp, Bighead Carp, Black Carp, and Prussian Carp are classified as harmful species due to their expected negative effects to native aquatic species and systems. Preventing Invasive Carps from entering or expanding in US waters and developing rapid response strategies before an invasion can save US taxpayers millions of dollars and years of management and research. However, prevention or control strategies depend on the effectiveness, cost, and the risk of invasive carp invasion into new areas. This project will work with stakeholders to inform state and federal agencies Invasive Carp prevention strategies.