Snakeheads Threaten Arkansas’ White River Basin

_The northern snakehead, an aggressive fish native to Asia, has been found in Lee County and could colonize the lower White River basin. . . .

Of particular concern is the snakehead’s eventual impact on the valuable black bass, crappie, bream and catfish resources in southeast Arkansas.

“This is some of the worst news we could get as fisheries biologists,” said Mark Oliver, assistant chief of fisheries for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. _