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Border Patrol Stops Shipments Of Live Asian Carp At Bridge

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DETROIT (AP) – Two shipments of live Asian carp have been stopped this year at the Ambassador Bridge.

About 6,800 pounds were seized Wednesday, while 2,600 pounds were found Jan. 9.

Live Asian carp can’t be possessed in Canada or legally shipped across state lines in the U.S.

Scientists say if the 100-pound, plankton-eating carp gain a foothold in the Great Lakes, they could damage the region’s $7 billion fishing industry.

(Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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