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North Dakota Game and Fish Department employees Pat John, left, B.J. Kratz and Gene Van Eeckhout survey the Pipestem Creek area Wednesday in search of silver carp. The crew did find an individual silver carp below the Jamestown Dam.

Invasive carp found in James River in ND

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North Dakota Game and Fish Department confirmed the presence of silver carp in the James River Wednesday.

The species is known for destroying habitat and injuring boaters.


Surveys by fisheries officials found an 18-inch long, 2.4-pound silver carp in the waters of the tailrace, the river segment directly below the Jamestown Dam Wednesday. The survey was prompted when an angler caught a silver carp from the James River near LaMoure, N.D., earlier this month.

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