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State Leaders Join Forces To Combat Asian Carp, Other Invasive Species

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Asian carp. (Courtesy: asiancarp.us)

Asian carp. (Courtesy: asiancarp.us)

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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – The governors of eight states surrounding the Great Lakes and the leaders of two Canadian provinces agreed Saturday, to join forces to combat invasive species including Asian carp.

Amid disagreement over the best long-term solution and how to pay for it, the mutual aid deal reached empowers the states and Canadian provinces to share staff and expertise to do what they can to keep Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes and imperiling the fishing industry.

 
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