Asian Carp

eDNA is more than just a carp-finding tool

The science of fisheries management has been around for well over a century. The science of eDNA may well be the biggest breakthrough in all that time – and will only become more important in the future.

Study: Plenty of food to support Asian Carp in Lake Michigan, Great Lakes

A study led by University of Michigan researchers found that despite a drop-off in plankton, the tiny plants and animals on which bighead and silver carp typically feed, the lake has enough dietary options to sustain individual fish that venture away from nutrient-rich shoreline areas where most would congregate.

Propellers and bubbles to keep the carp out?

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.

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…

Asian carp eDNA found in Kalamazoo

State and federal officials are resampling a stretch of the Kalamazoo River – from Lake Michigan to the Caulkins Dam – after a sample collected in July tested positive for Asian carp eDNA

Army Corps releases its report on Asian carp

A report is not a plan, and a plan is needed to combat the Asian carp that appear ready to invade the Great Lakes, say some elected officials of a long-awaited report from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Officials seek source of Asian carp eDNA

Lansing — Fisheries officials are trying to track down vectors for Asian carp into Lake Erie after eDNA tests conducted this summer showed more signs of silver carp in Maumee and Sandusky bays.

More Asian carp eDNA surfaces in Lake Erie

On July 30-31, the Ohio DNR, Michigan DNR, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers collected 150 water samples from the Sandusky Bay and Sandusky River

Asian carp DNA in Erie raises new concerns

For Rick Unger, the recent discovery of genetic material from Asian carp in Lake Erie is just one more reason to close down the link between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River in Chicago.

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.

Michigan village: Close fish ladder to help stop asian carp

Berrien Springs, Mich. (AP) – Officials with a southwestern Michigan village support the idea of closing a fish ladder on the St. Joseph River because of the threat from Asian carp. The Herald-Palladium of St. Joseph reports the Berrien Springs Village…

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.…

MI Attorney General Steps up Calls for Asian Carp Measures

From the editors: The following news release was issued by the official state of Michigan web site, about the ongoing efforts to stave off significant spread of Asian carp in the Great Lakes...  Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has announced…

Researchers: Asian Carp are Past Electronic Barrier

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) – Scientists whose genetics-based research became a lightning rod in the debate over protecting the Great Lakes from Asian carp have made their case in a newly published article that says at least some of the…

Editorial: Don't wait too long to control Asian carp

Here is an editorial that comes to us through the AP, via the Times Herald, on the asian carp issue threatening the Great Lakes region. Even if you suspect someone wants to kill you, it can be a difficult thing…

Scientist: Carp may have been planted near lake

Traverse City, Mich. (AP) - A 3-foot-long Asian carp discovered in a Chicago waterway near Lake Michigan appears to have spent most of its life there and may have been planted by humans who didn't know what type of fish…

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…

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…

Cox continues fight to keep Asian carp out of Great Lakes

Grand Rapids, Mich. - Although the U.S. Supreme Court denied Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox's request for a preliminary injunction to temporarily close the locks on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal to keep Asian carp from entering the Great…

Asian carp may have breached electronic barrier

Traverse City, Mich. (AP) -Asian carp may have breached an electronic barrier designed to prevent the giant invaders from upsetting the ecosystem in the Great Lakes and jeopardizing a $7 billion sport fishery, officials said. Scientists recently collected 32 DNA…

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