Worries Over Racism, Waterways Inspire Push To Rename 'Asian Carp'Minnesota state Sen. Foung Hawj was never a fan of the “Asian carp” label commonly applied to four imported fish species that are wreaking havoc in the U.S. heartland, infesting numerous rivers and bearing down on the Great Lakes.
More Than 50 Invasive Carp Captured In Mississippi River; DNR Mounting Immediate ResponseThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says its mounting an aggressive and immediate response after more than 50 invasive carp were captured last weekend in the Mississippi River.
U.S., Canada Discuss Cooperation On Stopping Asian CarpU.S. states and Canadian provinces in the Great Lakes region are looking for ways to cooperate on preventing Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan.
Great Lakes States, Canadian Provinces Team Up On Invasive SpeciesThe eight states and two Canadian provinces in the Great Lakes region have agreed to cooperate on enforcing invasive species laws.
Great Lakes Mayors' Group Endorses Plan To Fight Asian CarpA group representing mayors of cities in the Great Lakes region wants to fortify an Illinois waterway to prevent Asian carp from invading Lake Michigan. The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Cities Initiative has endorsed a $778 million plan developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which recently sent the proposal to Congress.
Asian Carp DNA Found In Chicago Area Near Lake MichiganOfficials say genetic material from Asian carp has been detected near Lake Michigan, but a follow-up search turned up none of the invasive fish. Most of the 401 water samples were negative, but six registered DNA hits for silver or bighead carp in Lake Calumet, a few miles from Lake Michigan.
Mississippi River Dam Operations Changed To Deter Invasive FishThe Army Corps of Engineers has tweaked how it runs Lock and Dam 8 on the Mississippi River in Genoa, Wisconsin, in hopes of impeding the spread upriver of invasive Asian carp.
DNR To Tag, Monitor Invasive Carp In St. Croix, Mississippi RiversTake an invasive carp, implant an electronic tracking tag in it, and monitor its movements in Minnesota waters.
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.