As of 2013, it was uncovered that there are some Asian carp in the Great Lakes. This has actually triggered concern as they could take on native fish and induce a decline of them. There are lots of varieties of fish there that are on the threatened or intimidated lists, and also the addition of carp to the Great Lakes can intimidate these varieties much more. As currently pointed out, hopping carp stunned by the noise of watercraft electric motors, can induce damage to the equipment or people. This endangers recreational sports and boats, whether the boats are privately owned, or leased with office establishments.
The reason Eastern carp are a problem is that they eat the very same food the native fish consume. Therefore they can be found in direct competition in the ecosystem. Not simply do they bring havoc to the indigenous populaces, they are also an unreliable fish. If they are started by a watercraft motor they may jump, as high as 10 feet. They could land in a boat or strike a person and also damages the watercraft or the individual.