Asian Carp

State attorneys: Wall off Great Lakes to stop carp

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Attorneys general from three states say a $275 million federal plan for keeping Asian carp from migrating into the Great Lakes is too pricey and rejects the most effective solution. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is recommending technologies such as electric barriers and water cannons at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet, Illinois,…

Lawmakers, groups urge fast deployment of Asian carp defense

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Members of Congress and Great Lakes advocacy groups are pressing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to strengthen defenses against Asian carp at a crucial choke point. The Corps is considering a $275 million plan to bolster the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet, Illinois, with devices such as water jets and noisemakers to prevent…

Plan to block Asian carp from Great Lakes worries Louisiana business group

This silver carp was caught in a gill net by commercial fishermen on June 22 a mere nine miles from Lake Michigan. (Photo courtesy of USFWS)NEW ORLEANS — A business lobbying organization in Louisiana is expressing concerns about proposals to block an invasive species of fish from the Great Lakes. The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry has released a letter to…

Fishermen cast their nets for Asian carp on Illinois River

PEORIA, Ill. — Fishermen in Peoria are sending their nets out into the Illinois River with hopes of catching Asian carp. Orion Briney has spent more than 35 years as a commercial fisherman and he tells the Peoria Journal Star that fishermen have the advantage when the water is cold. He says the low temperatures slow down the carp, which are known to jump…