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…

Feds pitch $50M plan for Great Lakes carp

A $50 million federal plan released last week for keeping hungry Asian carp from reaching the valuable fish populations of the Great Lakes calls for reinforcing electrical and other barriers

Officials aim to understand eDNA

Highly sensitive water tests conducted last year on the Minnesota, Mississippi, and St. Croix rivers turned up what appeared to be evidence of silver carp.

Asian carp advance reaching a tipping point?

Outdoor News broke the story last week of the silver carp turning up in a seine net on Pool 6 of the Mississippi near Winona. (The river-bottom country where this scribe learned to hunt and fish.) Commercial fisherman Tim Adams…

Opinion: Fighting the threat of Asian carp

By now, Outdoor News readers know about the imminent threat that Asian carp (including silver, bighead and black carp) pose to the waters of our fine state. Silently and steadily, they are migrating up the Mississippi River. If established here, they would forever change the ecology and human uses of many of our water resources.

Minnesota: Search continues for Asian carp in St. Croix River

After a five-day search, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fisheries staff did not capture any Asian carp in the St. Croix River, but efforts to locate them continue this week.Last week, DNR fisheries biologists used trawling techniques and electro-shock…

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…

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…