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Great Lakes Invasive Carp Challenge

The State of Michigan announced today that the Great Lakes Invasive Carp Challenge, which sought innovative solutions to stop the movement of invasive carp, received 353 entries from 27 countries. The challenge, hosted by global crowd-sourcing company InnoCentive, netted new ideas and raised the global profile of this important issue. “Invasive carp pose a serious […]

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Western governors want federal help in invasive zebra mussel fight

Governors of 19 Western states are pressing the federal government to do more to prevent the spread of damage-causing invasive mussels from infected federally managed waterways. The Western Governors’ Association on Thursday sent a letter urging Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to put in place by spring 2018 controls to prevent the spread of zebra and […]

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The Fight Against Asian Carp – Numerous Proposals and Prosperity

If the Army Corps of Engineers doesn’t fully address the Asian carp infestation in the Great Lakes, a $7 billion water recreation industry will be lost. Thousands of small businesses will be shuttered. Small businesses are the foundation of the economy, supplying the bulk of jobs.  Click on the following three links to get the […]

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Why do we care about lake health? Looking hard at New York’s Finger Lakes

For those fortunate enough to spend an afternoon paddling, swimming or fishing on Cazenovia Lake, particularly in a good year and on a great weekend, there are few reasons to ask any questions. Just enjoy. But for the residents of the lake, for those managing the lake, for these visitors and those who live and […]

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Great Lakes Sea Grant Network releases comprehensive report on Asian Carp

The Great Lakes Sea Grant Network has released a comprehensive and coordinated outreach and education report on Asian carp in the region. The document includes information on carp life history, movement and behavior, monitoring, control, ecosystem impacts and gaps in current knowledge that need to be addressed further. “These invasive fish have the potential to devastate the […]

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University of Illinois fishes for sustainability in dining halls by serving Asian Carp

The University dining hall staff is working to promote sustainability by collaborating with the Sustainable Student Farm and fishing companies around the Champaign-Urbana area.  Dawn Aubrey, director of University Housing for Dining Services, said she views sustainability as having three aspects: people, planet and profit. However, according to Aubrey, profit should be viewed as financial sustainability. […]

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Do farmed Atlantic salmon have a future on the West Coast?

The Hope Island fish farm floats in a sheltered bay off Washington state’s Puget Sound. Giant rectangular nets hold thousands of fish, though it’s difficult to see them till they jump. “This site’s very brackish water,” said Tom Glaspie, the site manager. “Sometimes it’s hard to see the fish inside here.” Washington state is home […]

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Don’t transfer Platte’s water

The recent idea put forward by the Lower Republican and Tri-Basins Natural Resources Districts and Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District, to transfer water from the Platte River to the Republican River to alleviate that basin’s water debt to Kansas is a bad idea and not in the public good. The Platte River has […]

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Michigan and Ontario stay vigilant for invasive Asian carp

A spokeswoman for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry said the agency does not have conclusive evidence of Asian carp in Lake Huron. “I don’t know where they got that story, but it’s not right,” said Jolanta Kowalski, senior spokeswoman for the ministry in Toronto. She was referring to a news report quoting a municipal official […]

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Mussel Dogs – No AIS Found, but Montana Remains Vigilant

Hilo’s nose worked across the rocks, ducking into nooks for a quick sniff before moving on to the next. Suddenly the black Lab stopped for a moment and sat, looking to Cindy Sawchuck for approval that came in the form of a tennis ball attached to a short rope. Hilo is a detection dog with […]

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