U of M Researchers Hope to Turn the ‘Salmon Cannon’ into a Carp Vacuum

A U startup company is studying whether a flexible pneumatic tube could help remove invasive carp from the state's lakes and marshes.

Przemek Bajer, a research assistant professor at the University of Minnesota’s center for aquatic invasive species and owner of consulting company Carp Solutions, has been working to develop the novel approach to carp management for more than a year in the Rice Creek Watershed, aided by funds from Minnesota’s Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund.

For the U team, the salmon cannon brings more than flash; it has serious potential advantages over typical carp removal methods around Minnesota, which Bajer said can be time and labor intensive.

Read the full story in MinnPost.