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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. Read More >

DNR Shares Powerful Asian Carp Video

WSJM News Talk 94.9 FM 
Oct. 10, 2018

A new two-minute video highlighting the damage done in Illinois by Asian carp is being promoted by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

The video was posted by the group “Block Asian Carp” with a link to a petition urging immediate action by the state of Illinois to fully sign on to Governor Snyder’s pledge to have Michigan pay the share for states unable or unwilling to spend the needed money to implement the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan to block the invasive fish at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam in Joliet, Illinois. Read More >

Great Lakes residents recognize Asian carp threat

The Lima News
Sept. 28, 2018

The people who live near the Great Lakes are well aware of the threat and the importance of keeping Asian carp from moving out of Illinois rivers and into the Great Lakes.

According to a first-of-its-kind opinion poll, an overwhelming majority of that group support immediate action to install additional structural protections to keep the invasive species out. Read More >

Young, old, Democrat or Republican: Great Lakes residents hate Asian carp

Toledo Blade
Sept. 28, 2018

If there’s one thing people in the Great Lakes region seem united about in these politically divisive times, it’s their hatred of Asian carp.

A new poll shows more than 90 percent of residents in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin want the federal government to form a stronger blockade in the Chicago area to keep northerly migrating silver and bighead Asian carp from getting into Lake Michigan via Illinois rivers. Read More >