United States

Department of

Agriculture

Natural Resources

Conservation

Service

1351A HIGHWAY 146 Bypass

Liberty, Texas 77575

PH.(409) 336-9145 Ext.3

FAX (409) 336-7224

 

Information Sheet on the Triploid Carp

July 2000

 

Pond owners wishing to stock Triploid (sterile) Grass Carp in their farm ponds to control unwanted aquatic weeds may do so if they first obtain a permit from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

 

For many years, grass carp were illegal in Texas except in special situations such as Lake Conroe.

 

Cost of the permit is $15.00 plus an additional fee of $2.00 for each grass carp that will be purchased.After receiving the permit, the grass carp can then be purchased from any fish producer, including those on the attached list.

 

For an application form or more information, pond owners should call the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department at 1-800-792-1112.

 

Recommended stocking rate is usually 2-3 grass carp per acre, 7 per acre maximum.

Triploid grass carp plant preferences for common Liberty County aquatic weeds and predicted degree of control expected.

††††

Algae
-
Poor
Brushy Pondweed

-

Excellent
Cabomba
-
Excellent
Watermilfoil
-
Fair
Elodia
-
Excellent
Pondweeds
-
Excellent
Eleocharis
-
Poor
Coontail
-
Fair-excellent
Parrotfeather
-
Fair
Alligatorweed
-
Excellent
Waterhyacinth
-
Poor
Smartweed
-
Poor
Watershield
-
Fair
Waterlily
-
Poor
Waterprimrose
-
Fair
Duckweed
-
Poor
Sagitaria
-
Fair
Soft rush
-
Fair
Arum
-
Fair

Fish farms that sell triploid grass carp (taken from the list of Texas Aquaculture Association Fish Producers.)

 

Tyler Fish Farm†††††††††††† Ben Wheeler, TX

903-849-2081

 

Cross Creek Farms†††††† Blue Ridge, TX

214-752-5531

 

Brenham Fisheries†††††††† Brenham, TX

979-836-5471

 

The Bait Barn†††††††††††††† Bryan, TX

1-800-845-3534

 

Catfish Meadows††††††††† Buffalo, TX

903-322-5682

 

Danbury Fish Farm††††††† Danbury, TX

979-922-8414

 

Arms Bait/Fish Farm†††† Dublin, TX

1-800-259-2248

 

Dunnís Fish Farm††††††††† Gordonville, TX

1-800-433-2950

 

The Lake Doctor†††††††††† Plano, TX

214-612-0468

 

Tank Hollow Fisheries†† Poteet, TX

512-742-4148

 

Johnson Lake Mgmt††††† San Marcos, TX

512-396-1231

 

Anglerís Specialties†††††† Sommerville, TX

979-535-4210

 

S.W. Fish Hatchery†††††† Terrell, TX

214-563-5131

 

Midway Fish Farm††††††† Withita Falls, TX

817-855-3711

 

This information is provided as a public service and constitutes no endorsement by the United States Department of Agriculture or the Natural Resources Conservation Service of any service, supply, or equipment listed.While an effort has been made to provide a complete and accurate listing of services, supplies, and equipment, omissions or other errors may occur and, therefore, other available sources of information should be consulted.

 

 

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