ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The term “Asian carp” has become endangered in Minnesota.

The state Senate on Monday approved a measure that would rename the fish “invasive carp.” It’s a response to concern by some people that the current term casts people from Asian cultures in a negative light.

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Senators added the proposal to a larger bill that governs Minnesota natural-resource use. That legislation returns to the House, where it passed earlier this month without the name change.

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Champlin Democrat John Hoffman said on the Senate floor that referring to the fish as “Asian” was hurtful to some people.

Officials have been trying to block the non-native fish’s progress into Mississippi River and Great Lakes ecosystems.

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