LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is turning to the public for help fighting Asian carp.

The state plans to offer a prize to someone who can come up with a way to keep the invasive fish out of the Great Lakes.

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Michigan’s Legislature and governor allocated $1 million to develop a global invasive carp challenge. Details on how much prize money will be offered are being worked out. Officials also haven’t determined how many winners might be chosen.

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The challenge will go live this summer in collaboration with crowdsourcing company InnoCentive.

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Asian carp could do serious damage to Michigan’s $38 billion tourism economy and the Great Lakes region’s $7 billion fishing industry. Researchers are still trying to find ways to combat the fish, but it takes years. Some solutions are still in experimental phases.
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