Category: Asian Carp

Freshwater Weekly: August 15th, 2019

Posted on August 16, 2019 by

August 15th, 2019 This week: Study Shows Larger Areas of Lake Michigan Suitable for Asian Carp + Swim Safe in Ohio + Homes with Toxic PFAS to be Hooked Up to City Water Supply + More Study Shows Larger Areas of Lake Michigan Suitable for Asian Carp  Bighead carp and silver carp (the species that jumps out […]

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Our Take: Army Corps Plan to Stop Asian Carp

Posted on August 22, 2017 by

Background On Monday, August 7, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a draft plan for how to protect the Great Lakes from invasive Asian carp. It examined options for bolstering defenses at a lock and dam structure near Joliet, Ill.—officially called the Brandon Road Lock and Dam—which is a choke point between the current […]

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After Public Pressure, Trump Administration Authorizes Release of Asian Carp Study

Posted on August 10, 2017 by

On June 22nd a live silver carp was caught in the Calumet River on Chicago’s south side, approximately 9 miles from Lake Michigan and well beyond the electric barrier network designed to prevent invasive fish from reaching Lake Michigan. This wake-up-call event brought renewed attention to a long-awaited Army Corps of Engineers study centered on […]

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Charter Boat Captains from Around the Region Calling on Congress to Separate the Great Lakes and Mississippi River

Posted on August 3, 2016 by

Freshwater Future and the Ohio Environmental Council held a press conference yesterday with Great Lakes charter boat captains. A great number of news entities around the basin included coverage, including: Toledo Blade Michigan Public Radio CBS Chicago The Buffalo News News Outlets highlighting the Associated Press article include: The Washington Times ABC 12 Michigan Channel […]

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Huge News on Big Invasives

Posted on October 6, 2015 by

Partner organizations, National Wildlife Federation, Northwest Environmental Advocates, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Center for Biological Diversity released the following. This news is a great step in the effort to protect our waters from the threat of aquatic invasive species. Court Rules that EPA Failed to Protect U.S. Waters from Aquatic Invasive Species Huge victory for U.S. waters, […]

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