Asian carp could find enough food and breeding areas to reach all five of the Great Lakes within 20 years if allowed to gain a foothold, a scientific report said Thursday.
Scientists on some of the heartland’s great rivers are turning up ominous signs that Asian carp may be harming other fish, but the dire predictions that the carp would kill off other fish haven’t been realized yet.
Five states are moving forward with a lawsuit against the federal government demanding steps to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, despite recent congressional action, the Michigan attorney general’s office said Thursday.
Federal engineers would be ordered to speed up development of a plan for protecting the Great Lakes from Asian carp under legislation awaiting final votes in Congress.
Michigan authorities have charged a man with 12 counts of selling live Asian carp in violation of a state law meant to prevent the spread of invasive species.
The Canadian government says it will spend $17.5 million over the next five years to help prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.
There’s a back door for Asian carp to sneak into Minnesota, and fisheries officials are worried that the invaders might have found it already.
Environmental groups and the DNR joined Congressman Keith Ellison to show support for a plan to stop the spread of Asian carp. The leaping fish consume large amounts of food needed by native fish, and they’re making their way north in the Mississippi River.
Two members of Congress say an electric barrier system near Chicago meant to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes had a 13-minute power outage.
It may sound like a bubble bath for Asian carp, but the underwater device being tested at a University of Minnesota research lab is hardly meant to be a spa.
Federal and state leaders are highlighting the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam in downtown Minneapolis as a crucial barrier for stopping Asian carp’s advance up the Mississippi River.
There’s evidence flying carp are in Minnesota after a commercial fisherman says he caught one in the Mississippi River.
The Obama administration will spend $51.5 million this year to shield the Great Lakes from greedy Asian carp, including first-time water sampling to determine whether the destructive fish have established a foothold in the lakes, officials said Thursday.
You have probably seen the video by now: Invasive Asian carp that jump out of the water. Now, DNA results taken near the Coon Rapids Dam show they may be heading up river towards Lake Mille Lacs.
Minnesota officials say tests have detected signs of Asian carp north of the Coon Rapids dam on the Mississippi River, the last major physical barrier to their spread northward.