Time’s running out from stopping Asian carp from invading our Great Lakes

Chicago Sun-Times
Oct. 15, 2018

In the Great Lakes region, there is no greater threat to our fisheries and wetland habitats than the four species of invasive fish collectively called Asian carp: silver, bighead, grass and black carp.

As Asian carp have moved up the Mississippi and Illinois rivers, they have done harm to native fisheries, injured boaters and harmed businesses dependent on river fisheries and tourism. If they reach the Great Lakes, they will do harm to Chicago’s lakeshore and riverfront before moving up Lake Michigan to impact the Great Lakes’ $7 billion-a-year sport-fishery industry.