Testing in three southwestern Michigan waterways has turned up no trace of Asian carp that have damaged the environment and economy in other parts of the U. The state Department of Natural Resources and the U. Fish and Wildlife Service monitor primary Great Lakes tributaries for genetic markers left by bighead and silver carp, which out-compete native fish for food.
Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Great Lake states and the federal government continue to devote money and brainpower to stopping a potential Great Lakes ecological disaster. A link has been sent to your friend's email address.
FOX 2 - The video starts out harmless enough - three men in a modest raft holding nets on large poles. Everything feels very still. Then a countdown commences.
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Asian carp have been making their way up the Mississippi River system for years after escaping from fish farms and wastewater treatment ponds in the southern U. Listen Listening Common carp have been in Michigan since the late s.
Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Officials say an Asian carp found in a Chicago waterway this summer apparently got past an electric barrier system. A link has been sent to your friend's email address.
In this Jan. A group of mayors representing cities in the Great Lakes region have endorsed an action plan to fight the looming invasion of Asian carp. Army Corps of Engineers which needs approval by the U.
On a brisk November day ina station wagon pulled up to the brown brick federal research lab in eastern Arkansas loaded with a radical new weed killer. In the wake of the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring the previous fall, there was an increasing awareness of the potential perils of all the herbicides and pesticides flowing in our rivers, across our croplands and orchards, down our grocery aisles, onto our dinner tables, into our bloodstreams. Poisoning rivers to get rid of nuisance fish was particularly in vogue at the time, including the Russian River in northern California and Utah's Green River, and a clamor was growing for a smarter, gentler approach to combating unwanted creatures and vegetation.