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Secretary Zinke Announces Initiatives to Protect Western Ecosystems and Hydroelectric Facilities from Invasive Mussels

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today praised a package of actions and initiatives developed through collaboration with western governors and federal, state and Tribal agencies to protect areas in the West from the economic and ecological threats posed by invasive mussels. A team of more than 70 federal, state, and tribal government officials […]

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Bill would force Army Corps to hand over Asian carp report

Members of the Congressional Great Lakes Task Force are trying to compel the Trump administration to release a study about Asian carp with legislation requiring the Army Corps of Engineers to hand over the report. The “Stop Asian Carp Now Act,” introduced in the House last week by Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) and in the […]

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Arkansas Bait-fish proposal divides camps

Scott Rook of Little Rock, a Bassmaster Elite Series angler and an accomplished Arkansas River fishing expert, hates Asian carp, and he wants them out of Arkansas waters. That’s not possible, Rook acknowledges. The invasive exotic fish is already too entrenched in the lower White and Arkansas rivers, as well as in their lowland tributaries, […]

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Defending the Pacific Northwest from Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species

Members of Congress from Oregon, Washington, and Idaho sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke requesting assistance to combat the spread of an invasive species of mussels that threatens the Columbia River system, fisheries, and hydropower infrastructure. In a bipartisan effort, U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Mike Simpson […]

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Invasive species becoming a massive problem

The City of Kirksville, Missouri is concerned with the growth of curly-leaf pondweed at Forest Lake at Thousand Hills State Park. That lake is a major source of drinking water for Kirksville-area residents. The plant has made its way into bodies of water through nearly every state, displacing native plants, killing fish and making aquatic […]

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Public Lands Alliance offers to help Glacier with invasive mussels

With warm weather sticking around many boats are out on the water all across Montana. The state set up special inspection points to make sure boats aren’t carrying invasive aquatic mussels, but there aren’t any check stations in Glacier National Park for motorized boats, and that means none are allowed at the park. One group […]

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Lawmakers seek forced release of Asian carp report

A bipartisan team of lawmakers introduced legislation on Wednesday that would force the Trump administration to release a long-awaited report on ways to slow Asian carp from infiltrating the Great Lakes. The draft report for fighting the invasive species at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam project near Joliet, Illinois, was held by the U.S. […]

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Asian Carp: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Eat ‘Em

Restore the Mississippi River Delta is partnering with the Culinaria Center to host an Asian carp cooking competition on Tuesday, June 20th at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. The event, Best of Bycatch, is being held in conjunction with the seventh annual New Orleans Eat Local Challenge.  Click on the following paragraph to access […]

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