Asian Carp

Incidents hightlight new carp concerns

While national attention has focused on the threat of Asian carp entering the Great Lakes through the Mississippi River and the Chicago Sanitary Canal system, concerns are rising that the invasive fish could be sneaking their way into the state with the help of unscrupulous humans. continue reading ›

No Asian Carp DNA Found in Michigan Waters

Tests conducted this fall have not shown the presence of environmental DNA (eDNA) for either bighead or silver carp in Michigan waters, according to results received by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment earlier this month. From Sept.… continue reading ›

Asian carp pass barrier in Chicago

Chicago - At least one adult Asian carp has breached the electric barrier built specifically to keep the invasive fish from advancing up the Chicago canal system and into Lake Michigan. Federal and state officials in Illinois announced June 23… continue reading ›

Feds won't close Chicago canal

Traverse City, Mich. (AP) - With marauding Asian carp on the Great Lakes' doorstep, the federal government has crafted a $78.5 million battle plan that offers no assurance of thwarting an invasion and doesn't use the most promising weapon available… continue reading ›

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