Grass Carp and Fish Stocking
Fish stocking is an ideal way to naturally manage weeds and algae above and below
the water’s surface of your lake or pond providing you with many years of
cost-effective vegetation management. Since aquatic weeds can cause serious
problems, you want to make sure you are being proactive in caring for your lake
or pond in order to keep costs low and to maintain aesthetics.
As a property manager or HOA board member tasked with finding a solution to an unsightly retention pond, you need to know that the problem often lies with the introduction of non-native plants that eventually become overgrown due to lack of upkeep. Over time, these plants not only become hazardous, but potential fines and removal costs can run into the tens of thousands of dollars!
Using Triploid Grass Carp to manage your lake or pond
You need to know a few things about stocking your pond with triploid grass carp
before you run off to your local fish hatchery. First of all, you need a permit
to stock your pond with Triploid Grass Carp. Secondly, you need to make sure you
your pond is stocked with sterilized carp or you can have a completely different
problem in a few years.
The use of grass carp started right here in Florida in the 70’s, and Aquatic Management Strategies has installed thousands of triploid grass carp as a biological, natural defense against weed expansion in Florida’s lakes and ponds since we started in 1998.
We use triploid grass carp because they are a natural, biological way to compliment traditional chemical methods of controlling weeds both above and below the water’s surface. And since chemicals alone aren’t always successful or desired, a combined approach using both grass carp and a more traditional chemical application each month can have a dramatic impact by nearly eradicating most weed issues.
The economics of fish stocking your lake or pond
In today’s tough economy, we find that one of the biggest benefits to our clients
in using triploid grass carp is the cost; which can be as much as 1/3 less per
acre than traditional methods, while relying less on the use of harsh chemical
With dedication and careful planning, Aquatic Management Strategies will help you initiate the fish stocking program that is right for your needs. Whether it’s the stocking of game fish or triploid grass carp, we would love to speak to you about your project, so call Aquatic Management Strategies now for a free, no obligation consultation at 407-207-5959 to speak with one of our fish stocking experts.