State willing to team with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to pay for the project but wants changes to a $275 million draft plan the federal agency released last year.
Tournament is expected to remove more than 100,000 pounds of Asian Carp from the waterways.
This silver carp was caught in a gill net by commercial fishermen on June 22, 2017, a mere nine miles from Lake Michigan. (Photo courtesy of USFWS)LANSING, Mich. – Chicago is the newest member of the Great Lakes Basin Partnership to Block Asian Carp. The partnership is a multijurisdictional coalition that supports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plan to…
Carp Tank winner’s “Cavitation Barrier to Deter Asian Carp” would utilize a row of specially designed propellers to generate a wall of cavitation bubbles that implode and emit high-speed jets of water. The painful sensation of the bubbles along with the noise of the propellers would repel fish and prevent their passage beyond the bubble barrier.
In Michigan’s bid to find best idea for stopping Asian carp, livestream showdown looms in Great Lakes Invasive Carp Challenge
The Great Lakes Invasive Carp Challenge’s four finalists will compete for $500,000 in cash on Tuesday, live-streamed at www.michigan.gov/snyderlive.Four Great Lakes Invasive Carp Challenge finalists – a software consultant, a robotics professor, a civil engineer and a hydraulic engineer – will compete for $500,000 in cash prizes during the “Carp Tank” livestream event Tuesday, March 27, beginning at 9:30 a.m….
Politicians get behind the latest tentative plan to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.
The invasive fish are a concern throughout the Mississippi River basin; European technology was originally designed to steer migrating salmon back into main river channels.
A black carp like this one – but much bigger – was donate to researchers as they continue studies on the fish in the Mississippi River. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo)CARBONDALE, Ill. — Researchers at Southern Illinois University have received what could be one of the largest black carp used for scientific research. Officials at the Carbondale campus say…
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Some members of Congress want a one-year deadline for completing a federal study on keeping Asian carp out of the Great Lakes by strengthening defenses on a crucial Illinois waterway. In a letter to heads of House spending committees, 26 lawmakers from Great Lakes states said the next federal budget should order the U.S. Army Corps…
BATON ROUGE, La. — A Louisiana chef hopes to control invasive Asian carp by marketing them as Silverfin fish cakes. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says in a news release late last week that Chef Philippe Parola’s Silverfin Group Inc. will sell the fish cakes nationally to restaurants, caterers and schools, primarily through SYSCO food distributors. Parola has…
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,…
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…
This silver carp was caught in a gill net by commercial fishermen on June 22, 2017, 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…
Governor asks for potential solutions to the problem.
Four bighead carp captured near the Prairie du Sac dam – and fifth found dead on shore – latest sign of Asian carp presence in the state.
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…
Contest has drawn 353 entries from 27 countries.
The disease reportedly won’t harm other fish because it specifically targets carp.
Lake Chicot has seen an increasing risk of danger to boaters from the silver carp since they were first found in the lake just over a decade ago.
The next step for researchers is figuring out how to stop grass carp from gaining a foothold.
Army Corps of Engineers has tweaked how it runs Lock and Dam 8 in Genoa, Wis., in hopes of impeding the spread upriver.
Investigation suggests carp somehow evaded three electric barriers 37 miles from the lake. But officials say they’re not sure how it happened.
Zebra mussels were confirmed in river reservoir last year.
The Minnesota Legislature granted the agency the authority to use tagging as a research tool. Legislative approval was needed because the agency is putting an invasive species back into the water for a period of weeks.
Michigan’s Invasive Carp Challenge now accepting proposals.
“No silver or bighead Asian carp were seen or caught during two-weeks of intensive monitoring,” today’s announcement said, adding that additional monitoring will take place.