Asian Carp Plan Not Released Today–Delayed by Trump Administration

Posted on March 1, 2017 by

A draft plan was to be released today by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prevent Asian carp from getting in Lake Michigan but according to the Detroit Free Press has been delayed by the Trump Administration.  The plan, which has been in development for more than four-years, studied how to prevent carp from migrating through the Brandon Road Lock and Dam in Illinois.  Illinois special interests are against any modifications that would bottle-neck shipping.  Yet other Great Lakes states, including Michigan, are concerned about protecting the $7 billion sport-fishing industry.

No official details have been released about the delay, with the exception that it was pending more inter-agency coordination.  The timeline for keeping Asian carp out is progressing at an incredibly slow pace, all the while  fish are continuing to swim closer to Lake Michigan.



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