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Ban on Atlantic Salmon Farming Proposed in New Bill in Washington State House

A new bill introduced by Washington House of Representatives Jim Walsh and Drew MacEwen aims to ban the controversial enterprise of farming Atlantic salmon in Washington waterways. The lawmakers cited the collapse of a commercial net pen containing 305,000 of the non-native Atlantic salmon near Cypress Island in Puget Sound in August as the impetus […]

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Be Wary of the Power of Genetic Engineering

Genetic Engineering has been in the popular lexicon since the concept was first introduced in the science fiction book “Dragon’s Island” in 1951. Since the discovery of the double helix in 1953, our understanding of genetics has increased massively. Unfortunately, however, there is still no sign of genetically engineered superheros or Captain Americas. CRISPR technology […]

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$5.9M Dam Closure would Stop Asian Carp, Attorneys General Argue

Attorneys general in three Great Lakes states want the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to ditch an expensive Illinois Waterway lock redesign and simply close the shipping conduit entirely to keep Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan. Closing the Brandon Road Lock & Dam on the Des Plaines River with a permanent concrete wall would […]

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B.A.S.S. Urges Swift Action On Asian Carp Plan

B.A.S.S., along with other hunting, angling, conservation and outdoor industry organizations, today submitted public comments in support of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plan to prevent Asian carp from infesting the Great Lakes. The Brandon Road Lock and Dam, near Joliet, Ill., and below the Chicago Area Waterway System is a chokepoint to reduce […]

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Advocates Set the Record Straight on Asian Carp Threat to Great Lakes

Advocates today set the record straight about the clear and present danger Asian carp pose to the Great Lakes ecosystem and regional economy. Environmental and conservation groups, representing hundreds of thousands of residents of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River regions, delivered a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers demanding additional protections against Asian carp. […]

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50 Sportsmen’s Groups Support Swift Action on Asian Carp Plan

50 hunting, angling, conservation and outdoor industry organizations submitted public comments today in support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) Tentatively Selected Plan (plan) to improve defenses at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. The Brandon Road Lock and Dam, near Joliet, Illinois, and […]

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Sportfishing vs. Maritime Traffic Interests – The Asian Carp Dilemma

A business lobbying organization in Louisiana is expressing concerns about proposals to block an invasive species of fish from the Great Lakes. The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry has released a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging consideration of alternatives to proposed structures that could affect maritime traffic from the Mississippi […]

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What to do with invasive species? Put ‘em on the menu.

Sourcing fish sustainably can be a difficult challenge for restaurant operators, but some chefs are going beyond that. They’re not just using seafood caught responsibly from healthy fisheries, or farmed fish raised without damaging the environment. They are working to cut down on the populations of invasive species by feeding them to their customers. That’s […]

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Ohio Attorney General Calls for Tougher Action to Stop Asian Carp

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine reiterated his desire for tougher action to stop destructive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes on Thursday, telling the Army Corps of Engineers it should close the Brandon Road lock near Joliet, Ill. Mr. DeWine made the recommendation in comments submitted to the Corps about its plan to prevent […]

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Teen Detectives Using DNA to Stalk Invasive Fish

Once they infiltrate bodies of water, northern snakeheads are hard to shake. The invasive fish lock their needle-sharp teeth around other fish, native birds, and small mammals, and they reproduce like crazy. Within two years, a single female can deposit 150,000 eggs. As long as they stay wet, they can survive on land for days, flailing their fins […]

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