Prize Offered In Fight Against Asian CarpFaced with the threat that Asian carp could enter the Great Lakes, Michigan is turning to the public for new ideas and plans to offer a prize to whoever comes up with a way to stop the voracious fish.
Asian Carp Could Make Up One-Third Of Lake Erie's Fish WeightA scientific report says if Asian carp become established in Lake Erie, they eventually could make up about one-third of the lake's combined fish weight and cause drop-offs in other fish species.
Crews Find Asian Carp Creeping Closer To Lake MichiganFederal crews have discovered two Asian carp in the Illinois River, 12 miles closer to Lake Michigan than where others of that size previously were seen.
Agencies Release $60M Plan For Asian Carp Detection, ControlGovernment agencies plan to spend nearly $60 million over the next two years in the battle to prevent invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, where scientists say they could unravel food chains and harm native fish.
Mississippi River Lock Closure Halts Popular Kayak TourOn Tuesday at 11:59 p.m., the Upper St. Anthony lock closed its doors for a final time. Last year, Congress ordered the lock closed to try to stop the northward spread of invasive Asian carp up the Mississippi.
Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock Closing To Stop Invasive CarpThe Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock will run its final cycle Tuesday night, costing Minneapolis its place as the head of navigation on the Mississippi River. Congress last year ordered the lock closed to try to stop the northward spread of invasive Asian carp up the Mississippi.
Lawmakers Seek Short-Term Action To Stop Asian Carp AdvanceMembers of Congress are calling for quick action at a crucial spot in the Chicago area to block Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.
Feds: Sampling Finds More Asian Carp DNA Near Lake MichiganA federal report says genetic markers of Asian carp are still showing up in Chicago-area waterways, which environmentalists say highlights the continuing threat that invasive fish will reach the Great Lakes.
Sonic Deterrent System Used To Fight Carp SpreadA group of University of Minnesota researchers are trying to prevent the spread of Asian Carp in the Mississippi River. They just installed a new sonic deterrent system at Lock and Dam 8 near Genoa, Wis. Five speakers were mounted that produce a very specific type of sound.
DNR: Mpls. Lock Closure ‘Step Forward’ In Halting Asian CarpThe Department of Natural Resources says a huge step forward was taken recently in the fight against Asian carp after President Barack Obama signed legislation to close the Upper St. Anthony Falls lock to boat traffic.
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Bill Would Close Lock To Block Invasive Carp The Upper St. Anthony Falls lock on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis would be closed to prevent invasive carp from spreading upstream under a measure headed for final congressional approval. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and other members of the state's congressional delegation announced Tuesday that the provision has been included in a conference committee's version of a water infrastructure bill.