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In this Feb. 9, 2010 file photo, two Asian carp are displayed on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment hearing on preventing the induction of the carp, a aquatic invasive species into the Great Lakes. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Most Minnesotans "very concerned" about Asian carp, poll says

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BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Conservationists and wildlife advocates used dire language Wednesday in describing the threat Asian carp pose to Minnesota's lakes and rivers.

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"I see this as a war, with the enemy currently invading our precious waters," Gary Botzek, director of the Minnesota Conservation Federation, said during a conference call. "The general public is very aware of the enemy."

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