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CHARLESTON, WV -

West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Director Frank Jezioro has asked boaters and anglers throughout the state to help prevent the movement of Asian carp and other invasive species into West Virginia waters.

According to information from DNR, aquatic invasive species pose threats to important recreational species, recreational fishing and boating and ultimately, the economic benefits these activities provide. Fishing represents more than $600 million to West Virginia's economy, creating more than 7,000 jobs throughout the state.

"To prevent the movement and invasion of Asian carp and other aquatic invasive species, we are asking anglers and boaters not to transfer any live fish or water between water bodies," DNR fisheries Biologist Chris O'Bara said in a news release. "We also ask them to property clean and maintain all boats, live wells and tackle after each boating or fishing trip."

Anglers also are asked not to release unused bait into any water body at the end of a fishing trip. But bait that was collected from the water that they were fishing may be released back into that same water. Properly disposing of unused bait in the trash minimizes the movement of aquatic invasive species, according to the DNR, and it's especially important in the Ohio River where some species of Asian carp have been collected by Wildlife Resource Section biologists.