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Nick Frohnauer: Minnesota DNR - Invasive Fish Coordinator Before Invasion: Minnesota’s Efforts Against Bighead, Black, Grass, and Silver Carp.

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1 Nick Frohnauer: Minnesota DNR - Invasive Fish Coordinator Before Invasion: Minnesota’s Efforts Against Bighead, Black, Grass, and Silver Carp

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3 Minnesota’s Invasive Carp Action Plan Action plan published 11/2/2011 Action plan published 11/2/2011 Twenty actions falling under four elements Twenty actions falling under four elements 1)Early detection and response 2)Prevention and deterrence 3)Mitigation and control 4)Outreach and communication Currently in the process of being updated Currently in the process of being updated

4 Minnesota Experience – Early Detection Traditional Sampling Traditional Sampling Targeted Sampling Targeted Sampling Commercial Fishing Commercial Fishing Public Sightings Public Sightings Telemetry Telemetry eDNA eDNA

5 Silver CarpBighead Carp Carp Advancement

6 How many? Where? Bighead Carp (1996) Silver Carp (2008) Black Carp – Grass Carp (2008) –

7 Minnesota Experience – Prevention Upper Mississippi Upper Mississippi – Coon Rapids – St. Anthony Falls – Lock and Dam 1

8 Southwest Minnesota Southwest Minnesota – Little Gar Lake outlet – Watershed Breaches Minnesota Experience – Prevention

9 Minnesota Experience - Prevention

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11 Minnesota Experience - Outreach and Communication Minnesota Stop Asian Carp Coalition Minnesota Stop Asian Carp Coalition National Park Service National Park Service Media Releases Media Releases Asiancarp.us – Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee Asiancarp.us – Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee

12 Minnesota Experience – In Progress / Next Steps Lock and dams 2, 5, and 8 Lock and dams 2, 5, and 8 Native fish movement studies Native fish movement studies Minnesota river Minnesota river Watershed breaches Watershed breaches Risk Assessment Risk Assessment

13 Challenges - Implementation Scientifically Sound Decisions vs Paralysis by Analysis Scientifically Sound Decisions vs Paralysis by Analysis Impact of the species vs Impact of the actions Impact of the species vs Impact of the actions Long term vs Issue “Du Jour” Long term vs Issue “Du Jour” Prevention vs Connectivity Prevention vs Connectivity Block Natives vs Can’t Block Invasives Block Natives vs Can’t Block Invasives

14 Challenges– Sources of Information Theoretical – Predictions based on life history traits Theoretical – Predictions based on life history traits Research – What has been shown through scientific study Research – What has been shown through scientific study Anecdotal – What people have seen on the landscape Anecdotal – What people have seen on the landscape Fiction – The lore of the flying fish Fiction – The lore of the flying fish Leaping fish? Why Asian carp must be stopped Article by: PAUL OLSON Updated: July 31, :24 PM A Hitchcock-worthy cruise on the Illinois River shows why Minnesota must act before it’s too late.

15 Challenges – Thinking Patterns ScaleValues BeliefsConfidence Alternative Motives

16 Thank You, Questions? Nick Frohnauer MN DNR Invasive Fish Coordinator (651) 259 – 5670


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