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Conservation Connection: Asian Carp invasion

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- The area's Asian Carp population continues to increase and so do injuries.

Jordon Fielder, 19, knows what it feels like. On August 8th, a Mississippi River Asian Carp clobbered his head. His nose is fractured,   and the bones above his brow and both eye sockets are shattered. Fiedler fears and so does his SLUCare plastic surgeon, that he could have been killed if the boat was traveling any faster.

Missouri Department of Conservation's Dan Zarlenga joined us with more.