Asian Carp Plans and Reports

National Asian Carp Management and Control Plan

The National Asian Carp Management and Control Plan was developed by a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service led multi-agency Asian Carp Working Group and was approved for implementation by the national Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force in 2007. The National Plan includes 7 complementary goals to manage and control Asian carps in United States waters, and 48 strategies and 131 recommendations to achieve those goals. The National Plan serves as the baseline for the development and implementation of regional step-down plans such as sub-basin Asian Carp Control Strategy Frameworks.

 

Management and Control Plan for Bighead, Black, Grass, and Silver Carps in the United States

 

Mississippi River Basin Asian Carp Control Strategy Frameworks

Interjurisdictional fishery management issues in the Mississippi River Basin, including Asian carp management and control, are cooperatively addressed by multi-state compacts and partnerships within six Mississippi River sub-basins that all coordinate on a basinwide scale through MICRA. These partnerships have developed four sub-basin Asian Carp Control Strategy Frameworks for regional implementation of the National Asian Carp Management and Control Plan throughout the basin.

 

Lower Mississippi River Basin Asian Carp Control Strategy Framework (includes the Arkansas-Red-White Rivers Sub-basin)

Missouri River Basin Asian Carp Control Strategy Framework

Ohio River Basin Asian Carp Control Strategy Framework (includes the Tennessee-Cumberland Rivers Sub-basin)

Upper Mississippi River Basin Asian Carp Control Strategy Framework

 

Mississippi River Basin Monitoring and Response Plans for Asian Carp

Since 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has provided financial assistance to states to implement their high priority projects in support of the sub-basin Asian Carp Control Strategy Frameworks and the National Asian Carp Management and Control Plan. Each year, the work plans for all projects in the six Mississippi River sub-basins that received USFWS funding support are compiled by MICRA into an annual Monitoring and Response Plan. The Monitoring and Response Plan is available in approximately July each year; however, most projects are not implemented until the following year.

 

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2020 2019 2018 2017    
2016 2015          

 

Mississippi River Basin Annual Summary Reports

At the end of each calendar year, the cooperating agencies prepare reports to summarize the progress and results of each U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service funded project described in the previous year’s Monitoring and Response Plan. The Annual Summary Reports for projects implemented the previous calendar year are available in approximately April. The Annual Summary Reports can be accessed by selecting the desired sub-basin below.

 

Arkansas-Red-White Rivers Sub-Basin

Lower Mississippi River Sub-Basin

Missouri River Sub-Basin

Ohio River Sub-Basin

Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers Sub-Basin

Upper Mississippi River Sub-Basin

 

USFWS Annual Reports to Congress

Since 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has worked with Federal and State partner agencies to prepare a Report to Congress focused on Asian carp management efforts in the Upper Mississippi River and Ohio River basins, as required by the Water Resources and Reform Act of 2014. These reports include: 1) observed changes in the range of Asian carp, 2) a summary of Federal agency efforts and cooperative efforts with non-Federal partners, 3) priority research needs, 4) quantitative measures to document progress, and 5) a cross-cut accounting of Federal and non-Federal expenditures. With the passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2020, the Report to Congress was changed to a two-year report cycle and expanded to include all six sub-basins of the Mississippi River.

 

2020 2018 (under review) 2017 2016      
 

2015

2014

 

         

 

Great Lakes Related Reports 

A multi-agency Asian Carp Rapid Response Workgroup first came together in late 2009 to implement a rapid response plan in light of a positive Asian carp eDNA result within the Chicago Area Waterway System. Building off these initial response efforts, the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee (ACRCC) was formally established in 2010 and today represents a collaboration of 28 United States and Canadian federal, state, provincial, tribal, and municipal agencies working collectively to combat the spread of Asian carp into the Great Lakes. The ACRCC provides oversight and coordination of interagency surveillance and prevention activities through development and implementation of an annual Asian Carp Action Plan and a complementary Monitoring and Response Plan. To see these plans and up-to-date information on ongoing efforts to prevent Asian carp from becoming established in the Great Lakes, visit www.asiancarp.us

 

USFWS Southeast Region Asian Carp Information

Visit https://www.fws.gov/southeast/faq/asian-carp-in-southeastern-waters/#related-stories-section