Asian carps are one of the greatest threats to the Great Lakes. This population is invasive and could eventually reach every river and into the Great Lakes. With their gluttonous appetite they tend to eat out other native fish species, which leads to depleting populations and to an unbalanced aquatic ecosystem.
The Asian carp infestation is an issue that is closely monitored and documented by researchers and governments due to its socio-economic impacts and ecological disruption. There exists many ressources to learn more about this problem, notably the Asian Carp Canada website, as well as the Fisheries and Oceans Canada page.