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Commercial fishermen catch carp and more in the cold waters at Point Douglas.

It was cold and windy on March 21 when Jim Shiely went down to the beach across from his home in Prescott. Waves washed against the sand. The commercial fishermen were out in their big broad-beamed boats and chest waders, hauling in nets full of rough fish: a writhing mass of suckers, sheepshead, and assorted bottom-feeders. “No paddlefish that I saw,” Jim wrote. “Saw one good sized musky which the MN DNR weighed and measured around 44 inches and one small sturgeon. A lot of quillback, all of which they threw back. Saw a nice number of huge walleyes, which of course are thrown back along with all other game fish.” view the photo gallery, read the rest here 08:38

Carp herpes Intervention? Eradication program will damage environment, commercial fisherman warns

A dramatic plan to eradicate European carp from the Murray-Darling river system using a strain of the herpes virus may cause a pollution problem with dead fish littering waterways, a South Australian carp catcher has warned. Commercial carp fisherman Garry Warrick said his biggest fear over the plan was the prospect of water pollution from the dead pest. Yesterday the Government announced the $15 million project that would see a strain of the herpes virus, which was discovered in Israel, released into the river system by the end of 2018. Read the story here 07:59