Concerns to continue to grow over bullfrogs, koi and sun fish in Sproat Lake.
The foreign species are said to be growing exponentially, feeding on sockeye salmon smolts and other small fish, putting native species at risk.
The Alberni – Clayoquot Regional District will be pressuring the federal and provincial governments to launch an environmental impact study, and develop strategies to protect the Sproat Lake Watershed.
According to the Invasive Species Council of BC, the carp are most easily seen at this time of year as they come close to shore to spawn, with females laying upwards of 2 million eggs each.
The ACRD’s Natural Resource Committee will help write the letter of request for funding and scientific assistance.