10 posts in this topic

Posted

Environmental officials are set to conduct a survey of a Central Park lake for the northern snakehead, an invasive predator fish that can live out of water for days.

According to NBCNewYork.com, New York's Dept. of Environmental Conservation is asking that anglers fishing the man-made Harlem Meer secure the razor-toothed fish in a container and alert park staffers, or call 311.

The snakehead species, native to Asia and Russia, has no natural predators and is illegal in most U.S. states. But federal agents have uncovered illegal snakehead selling operations in several states, including New York, Texas, Florida and Missouri. And the so-called "Frankenfish" was recently spotted in the Central Park lake, leading environmental officials to order the survey.

New York, though, is not the first state to report a potential snakehead invasion.

Last spring, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Inland Fisheries (DNR) offered a $200 reward for the successful capture and kill of a snakehead.

"We do not want snakeheads in our waters," DNR director Don Cosden told Fox News at the time.

Last month, a record 14-pound, 3-ounce snakehead fish was caught in Margate, Fla., by a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission official.

post-37120-0-21223800-1367413030.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

That thing has some wicked teeth. I wouldn't be sticking my hand in there to get a hook out of it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Dinner is here :woot:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Dinner is here :woot:

I bet on the fish

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Would be neat if we had tiny nanobots that would seek out and kill this specific fish. :laugh:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Would be neat if we had tiny nanobots that would seek out and kill this specific fish. :laugh:

get to work. you'll be a billionaire!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Would be neat if we had tiny nanobots that would seek out and kill this specific fish. :laugh:

They probably wouldn't know when to stop and kill all fish and you'd end up being sued for billions.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

They probably wouldn't know when to stop and kill all fish and you'd end up being sued for billions.

lol, just what I thought.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

get to work. you'll be a billionaire!

 

 

Yeah. There are a few invasive species here in Aus we'd like to be rid of too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Must be a slow news day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.