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On this edition of WSIU InFocus, we visit with Associate Professor Dr. Greg Whitledge, who is with the Center For Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

SIU Fisheries Working To Improve River Ecosystems.

May 22, 2017
WSIU Television

The health of the southern Illinois river ecosystems has been in the news recently with IDNR’s announcement that they are re-introducing the native Alligator Gar into several large rivers, including the lower Kaskaskia River.

Dr. Greg Whitledge, with the SIU Center for Fisheries Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences likes the idea of having the Alligator Gar back in its ancestral home.  Even though the Alligator Gar is a large, toothy predator, it will not be able to make a dent in the Asian Carp populations.