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Live Asian carp found just 9 miles away from Lake Michigan

On Thursday, a commercial fisherman caught the fish below a lock in the Calumet River on Chicago's south side.

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Scientists say they can interfere and compete with native species, disturb certain food chains and devastate the $7 billion fishing industry.

Officials told the Chicago Tribune it's likely the Carp was a loner that made its way to the unusual area.


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