When the producers of PBS series “Constitution USA” were fishing for an expert to help them with the legal issues snarled around the invasion of Asian carp, they reeled in Wayne State University Law School Associate Professor of Law Noah Hall.
Officials say some Asian carp probably have found their way into the Great Lakes, but there’s still time to stop the dreaded invaders from becoming established and unraveling food chains that support a $7 billion fishing industry and sensitive ecosystems.
Several varieties of Asian carp have infested the Mississippi River and many of its tributaries.
An Arkansas man has been sentenced to jail and fined for selling live Asian carp in Michigan.
More DNA from Asian carp has been found in Chicago-area waters, and officials say an intensive search for the unwelcome fish will take place next week.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday announced 21 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants totaling nearly $8 million for projects to combat invasive species in the Great Lakes basin, including the much-feared Asian carp.
Officials say Asian carp DNA has been found in three water samples collected from Lake Erie’s Maumee Bay
Crews from Ohio and Michigan checked the river north of Fremont on Tuesday with nets and electro shocking gear.
A federal study of 18 potential aquatic links between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds says none of them are likely pathways to the lakes for Asian carp.
Officials plan to expand efforts to test for Asian carp in the Lake Erie basin to bait shops.
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