The University of Minnesota was the site Thursday for a national conference on Asian carp.
Michigan’s new attorney general says he will continue the legal fight to try and stop the Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes.
State natural resource officials now have a plan to slow the spread of zebra mussels, fish-killing VHS virus, jumping Asian carp and other aquatic invasive species.
A conference is planned between attorneys in a lawsuit that seeks to close Chicago-area shipping locks to stop Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.
Scientists whose genetics-based research became a lightning rod in the debate over protecting the Great Lakes from Asian carp have made their case in a newly published article that says at least some of the dreaded invaders have gotten beyond an electric barrier meant to block their path to Lake Michigan.
A federal judge Thursday turned down a plea from five states to order the immediate closure of shipping locks on Chicago-area waterways to prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes, where scientists fear they could disrupt the food chain and starve out other fish.
Federal officials have laid out a plan for studying how to stop invasive species — including the voracious Asian carp — from migrating between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds.
Hundreds of people are expected to attend a Minnesota-Wisconsin joint conference on invasive species this week.
There’s a renewed effort to control asian carp which eventually may threaten the Great Lakes.