Asian Carp

President vetoes bill with Asian carp barrier funding

Washington — ‘Too much pork,’ president says; override promised. A federal bill to improve the nation’s waterways infrastructure took a hit last week when President Bush vetoed the measure, the House version of which is sponsored by U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, D-Minn. The Water Resources Development Act includes authorization of funding to study and develop a carp barrier in the…

Invasive Asian carp inching toward state on Ohio River

By Mike Moore Editor Columbus — Over the past five years, Midwestern states have witnessed an exploding population of the exotic Asian carp and the species has found its way into the Ohio River system. Ohio soon may be dealing with significant numbers of the large fish in its own waters. “They’re up in Indiana on the Ohio River but…

Study pitches several theories for halting Asian carp invasion

DNR Reports St. Paul  Slowing the advance of Asian carp into the Upper Mississippi River Basin will require multiple deterrents that could include an acoustic barrier, expanded public outreach, and more regulation, according to a new study commissioned by the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of natural resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The study was commissioned last fall,…