A seven-person panel highlighted a Capitol Hill briefing on invasive Asian grass carp in the Great Lakes on February 6, 2018. The panel consisted of federal agencies, state natural resource agencies, conservation nonprofits, and sportsmen groups offered insights on grass carp from their perspectives. The briefing provided an opportunity for Congressional staff to learn from experts in the field about current research being done to analyze and disrupt the spread of Asian grass carp as well as the impacts carp have on Great Lakes ecosystems, recreational activities, and economies. Click on the following sentence to access the full story.
This briefing was hosted by the Great Lakes Washington Program (GLWP) at the Northeast-Midwest Institute. Created to further the restoration and revitalization of the region, the GLWP improves the Great Lakes ecosystem and economy through its relationship with the bipartisan U.S. Senate and House Great Lakes Task Forces of the Northeast-Midwest Coalitions, as well as its outreach and interaction with state, provincial, and federal agencies, experts, and stakeholders.