Sterile carp will be released in Lake June-In-Winter in hopes they will, in turn, satisfy their voracious appetites by munching on Illinois pondweed, a native plant that has bloomed around the big lake.
Some lakeside property owners, referred to as “stakeholders” by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, have lobbied since September for FWC to use carp in the water weed battle. Efforts have included emails, telephone calls as well as meetings with FWC biologist Kelle Sullivan; and lobbying state and federal lawmakers.
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