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Fish ecologist explains history of Asian carp

May 4, 2014 | 7:00 p.m. CDT
Quinton Phelps, a fish ecologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation, explains the history of the Asian carp in Missouri as ecologist Sara Tripp filets one at the North Village Arts District Farmers & Artisans Market on Sunday in Columbia. The Asian carp was introduced into the United States to improve water quality at aquaculture farms, and it escaped into rivers after a series of catastrophic floods.

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