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Facial recognition for fish? Researchers test technology on Asian carp in battle to stop invasive species from spreading to Lake Michigan.

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“Good fish, bad fish, red fish, blue fish,” said Kevin Irons, manager of the aquatic nuisance species program with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. “We can put the invasive carps in one holding bin, in one bag, one net. And we can let the good fish pass, whatever situation it is — either back into the river, over a levy, into Emiquon, over a lock and dam somewhere else where they can’t do it.”

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