Published:
Views: 1650

Asian Carp Nearing Lake Michigan

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports that Asian carp are knocking on the door of the Great Lakes. Sampling data, collected in October, show the presence of bighead or silver carp DNA throughout the Chicago Area Waterway System less

AsianCarp_lg
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports that Asian carp are knocking on the door of the Great Lakes. Sampling data, collected in October, show the presence of bighead or silver carp DNA throughout the Chicago Area Waterway System less than a city block from Lake Michigan. In the face of this threat, last winter the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its Great Lakes-Mississippi River Interbasin Study with no clear recommendation to prevent Asian carp and other aquatic invasive species from moving between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River. The report identified 13 invasive species at significant risk of moving between the waterways. Despite this finding, agencies and elected officials have yet to commit to this solution.

Read more here.

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Midwest, Missouri, News Desk, Ohio, Water

EMAIL SIGNUP

Please sign me up to receive breaking news and updates from the Land Report!

Latest Tweets

News By Region

The Land Report | 2018 America's Best Brokerages
The Land Report is proudly partnered with: Hall and Hall Bates Land Consortium Mossy Oak Properties United Country Real Estate Live Water Properties Fay Ranches Inc. Mirr Ranch Group californiaoutdoorproperties.com Whitetail Properties TerraStone Land Company Hayden Outdoors Real Estate Western Ranches
Pacific West Great Plains Great Lakes Midwest Southwest South Northeast Pacific West Great Plains Great Lakes Midwest Southwest South Northeast