If anglers do catch the fish, they must kill them. It is illegal to keep a live snakehead. The fish is eliminated by getting rid of the head, separating the gills from the body, or eliminating the internal organs and placing it on ice promptly. This may seem like "excessive" yet they desire these fish gone. They are very intrusive and they intend to be sure they are genuinely dead. Anglers are additionally told to state the fish catch to the Virginia Division of Game as well as Inland Fisheries (if in Virginia) or to comparable companies in various other states. The aggressive steps against these fish are considering that they are such an intrusive varieties. They are on the listing of unfavorable and also predacious amazing species. It is prohibited to own one without a license.
Snakehead fish are native to Africa and Asia, including China, Korea, and Thailand. They consist of about 35 types. They were found in Virginia in 2004 as well as have ended up being an intrusive species. They have been illegally equipped in numerous rivers and are located mostly near Washington D.C., Maryland, as well as Virginia. They have actually also been located in Michigan, Florida, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and The golden state. Anglers are encouraged to fish and eliminate all snakeheads they apprehend.