Researchers studying water samples from the Mississippi and St. Croix rivers for fragments of Asian carp DNA say they found little evidence of bighead and silver carp in Minnesota.
At least some Asian carp probably have found their way into the Great Lakes, but there’s still time to stop the dreaded invaders from becoming established and unraveling food chains that support a $7 billion fishing industry and sensitive ecosystems.
Anglers searched chilly waters Wednesday for a predator that could threaten fishing in Minnesota.
On pool six of the Mississippi River, just south of Winona, a school of Buffalo fish is Tim Adam’s desired catch.
Minnesota’s state leaders are spending Wednesday focusing on a major threat to the state’s tourism industry. It’s the possible invasion of Asian Carp, a destructive fish, in Minnesota waterways.
A state-commissioned study says a barrier using sound, bubbles and lights would be the most viable option from deterring Asian carp from moving up the Mississippi River from downtown Minneapolis.
Experts will be gathering in La Crosse this week to share the latest information on invasive species.
A member of Congress from Michigan says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will not meet a legal deadline for completing a plan to preventing Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.
Minnesota has decided to help finance Iowa efforts to keep invasive carp out of the Iowa Great Lakes. The Minnesota Natural Resources Department is providing $261,000 to help Iowa set up an electrical barrier atop Lower Gar Lake dam.
study of 18 canals, ditches and other waterways that could link the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds found none were likely pathways to the lakes for Asian carp, federal officials said Friday.
Genetic material from Asian carp has been discovered in Lake Erie water samples collected nearly a year ago, officials said Friday.
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.