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Illinois DNR Says No Need for Senators to Fear Carp in Great Lakes

U.S. Senators from Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and other Great Lakes states are furious that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is not rushing to keep Asian carp out of the lakes. The senators – led by the co-chairs of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, Rob Portman, R-Ohio and Debbie Stabenow, D., Mich. – sent a […]

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Senators Call for Finalization of Plan to Keep Asian Carp out of Great Lakes

Nearly a dozen U.S. senators, including Dick Durbin of Illinois, are speaking out about the latest delay in the finalization of a plan to keep invasive Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. Last week, 11 members of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force sent a letter to the head of the U.S. Army’s Civil Works division […]

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Quagga Mussels Cause Stir Among State, Federal Agencies

Federal officials say Arizona isn’t doing enough to contain the spread of quagga mussels. Multiple state and federal agencies are expected to meet next Wednesday in Lake Havasu City to address the growing threat posed by Arizona’s aquatic invasive species. “Existing watercraft inspection and decontamination efforts are not sufficient to contain the spread of quagga […]

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New Zealand South Island Trout-fishing Lakes Closed to Test for Disease

The Ministry for Primary Industries is checking whether an exotic disease has infected rainbow trout. Rashes have been spotted on a small number of the trout in Lake Grasmere and the ministry has closed it to fishing as it carries out tests. Nearby Lake Sarah has also been closed as a precaution.  The ministry expects […]

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Shell Games

Everyone agrees that the goal is to stop invasive zebra and quagga mussels from spreading, but there isn’t consensus on how to do that. This is where Montana is right now. There are a lot of different groups — state, tribal, federal, local and non-government — working to keep the mussels out, but they’re all […]

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Activists Say Michigan Needs More Protection from Invaders, Not Less

With the role of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in flux regarding regulation of foreign ships potentially carrying invasive species to the Great Lakes, activists argue now is not the time to be weakening the state’s protections. “That’s basically it,” said James Clift, policy director at the Michigan Environmental Council in Lansing. “At the moment, the current Coast Guard regulations have […]

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Get moving on the carp shield

U.S. Senators from Ohio and Michigan have rightfully implored the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to get moving on a solution to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. It is quickly approaching the critical hour for saving the $7 billion Great Lakes fishing industry. Once the invaders make their way into the lakes, […]

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Latest Invasive Species Threats a Big Concern in the Lone Star State

Despite spending more than a decade and millions of dollars in the effort, Texas continues losing ground in what has evolved into a war of containment aimed against a pair of invading adversaries poising significant environmental, economic and recreational threats to the state’s inland waters. Earlier this month, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced documentation […]

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