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.
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.
On a picturesque October morning, commercial fisherman Tim Adams is framed by colorful leaves and a bright blue sky. He’s plying the smooth waters of the Mississippi river near Newport.
Five states asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to hear their plea for quicker federal action to prevent Asian carp and other invasive species from moving between the Great Lakes and Mississippi river watersheds.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says invasive Asian carp may be present in the Twin Cities stretch of the Mississippi River.
Asian carp may be a plankton-gobbling nuisance threatening the Great Lakes, but Illinois officials on Thursday expressed hope in changing that perception one bite at a time.
Tests are underway in three Minnesota rivers to check for the invasion of Asian carp.
Watch this video and see for yourself how strong and fearless these Asian Carp are.
Gov. Mark Dayton says it’s urgent for Minnesota to stop invasive Asian carp from spreading widely into its waters.