The silver carp captured Thursday in Illinois just downstream of the T.J. O'Brien Lock and Dam. It weighs about 8 pounds and measures 28 inches long. Courtesy of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources hide caption

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After Waterway Closure, Minneapolis Sees An End To River Shipping

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Commercial fisherman Ronnie Hopkins (left) and his assistant, Armondo, catch Asian carp on Lake Barkley, Ky. Paul Rister/AP hide caption

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Carp(e) Diem: Kentucky Sends Invasive Fish To China

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