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  • Michigan to offer prize in fight against invasive Asian carp

    03/05/2017 9:05:27 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 107 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | March 5, 2017 | Chris Ehrmann
    Faced with the threat that Asian carp could enter the Great Lakes, Michigan is turning to the public for new ideas and plans to offer a prize to whoever comes up with a way to stop the voracious fish. Michigan's global search challenge comes after the U.S. government and others have spent hundreds of millions searching for a solution to stop the carp from entering the world's largest freshwater system. If they aren't stopped, officials fear the aggressive fish will crowd out prize native fish and hamper recreational boating in large sections of the lakes...
  • After Waterway Closure, Minneapolis Sees An End To River Shipping[Asian Carp]

    06/22/2015 1:04:19 PM PDT · by Theoria · 24 replies
    NPR ^ | 22 June 2015 | Matt Sepic
    It's late on a Tuesday morning and — as it's done every day for decades — the Patrick Gannaway towboat pushes its two barges up the Mississippi River right through downtown Minneapolis. To get its 2,400 tons of sand, gravel, and limestone past the river's only waterfall, the barges take a five-story vertical ride inside the Upper St. Anthony Falls lock. Deckhands squeeze everything into the narrow chamber and use a winch to take up the slack in the boat's steel cables. In a control room above, a lock operator closes the chamber's enormous gates before opening a valve and...
  • Anti-carp speakers up and running in Genoa

    08/04/2014 6:25:25 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    Lacrosse Tribune ^ | 8-2-14 | Allison Geyer
    An experimental underwater speaker system designed to repel invasive Asian carp is up and running in Genoa, University of Minnesota officials confirmed this week. The announcement is a win for researcher Peter Sorensen and his team from the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Center, who have been raising funds for the project since April, but at least one local stakeholder is voicing concerns about the project’s impact on the Mississippi River. Mark Clements owns and operates Clements Fishing Barge below Lock and Dam No. 8, where the speakers are installed. He fears the sounds emitted — which researchers say have been...
  • Asian Carp Fish Kill Near 500,000 on Cumberland River

    04/25/2014 11:54:43 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 60 replies
    WKMS ^ | 4/25/2014 | CHAD LAMPE
    Scientists are studying the cause of a massive fish kill in western Kentucky, which state wildlife officials are saying is the largest kill of its kind recorded.
  • In nod to cultural sensitivity, Minnesota considers renaming Asian carp to 'invasive carp'

    03/27/2014 6:35:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 3/27/14 | Mike Cronin - ap
    ST. PAUL, Minn. — The troublesome fish currently known as Asian carp may get a new name in Minnesota over concern that the current one casts people from Asian cultures in a negative light. Proposals advancing in the Legislature would require the Department of Natural Resources to refer to the fish as "invasive carp," a reference to the threat the non-native fish pose to Mississippi River-area ecosystems. ...
  • Michigan Fisherman Hooks 3-Pound, 15-Inch Long Goldfish (PHOTO)

    01/20/2013 10:30:39 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    NYDN ^ | Saturday, January 19 | Michael Walsh
    Michigan fisherman hooks 3-pound, 15-inch long goldfish Mike Martin caught the large goldfish while ice fishing at Lake St. Clair in Michigan. He says he plans to eventually mount the catch, which has become an international sensation. Mike Martin, 25, set out onto the icy surface of Lake St. Clair, a freshwater lake between Michigan and Ontario, on Jan. 11. The temperature was beginning to rise and there was a feeling in the air that it might be his last ice fishing opportunity for a while. He cut a circle in the ice and dropped his line into the familiar...
  • Heavy rains turn Ann Arbor soccer field into carp fishing hole

    05/28/2011 1:06:00 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 12 replies
    AnnArbor.com ^ | 27 May 2011 | Angela Cesere
    Paul Christensen cast his line deftly into the water. Seconds later, the line went taut and he went to work to reel in his catch. The outcome was never in doubt, but the fish was not giving up without a fight. After a couple of minutes, Christensen showed off his catch, a carp of about 5 pounds (more like 3 pounds), hooked on the soccer field at Fuller Park in Ann Arbor Friday. That’s right, a soccer field. “It’s sort of a making lemonade out of lemons situation,” said Dirk Fischbach of Saline, who came out with Christensen Friday to...
  • Restaurant plans Asian carp menu [ Lots of people will try anything once]

    01/19/2011 10:30:09 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 62 replies · 1+ views
    upi ^ | Jan. 19, 2011
    MUKWONAGO, Wash.- A Wisconsin restaurant chef is planning an "invasivore" dinner starring dishes made from invasive Asian carp taken from the Illinois River. Chef Jimmy Wades of the Heaven City Restaurant in Mukwonago said the Asian carp menu for "invasivores" -- those who enjoy helping the environment by dining on invasive species -- will hit the restaurant in February as part of his Tapas Tuesday series, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Tuesday. "Lots of people will try anything once," Wades said. However, some conservationists warned creating demand for Asian carp could increase the threat to the Great Lakes and other...
  • Lawmakers outlaw importing Asian carp to the United States to protect Great Lakes

    12/02/2010 6:38:04 AM PST · by Skeez · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Cleveland.com ^ | December 01, 2010, 5:27 PM | Sabrina Eaton, The Plain Dealer
    WASHINGTON, D.C. --The U.S. House of Representatives adopted a bill Wednesday that makes it a criminal offense to import voracious Asian carp into the United States. The giant carp, which can weigh as much as 100 lbs., were legally imported to fish farms along the Mississippi River during the 1970s, but escaped during floods and spread north into Illinois. They consume vast amounts of food and could destroy Great Lakes fisheries if they evade barriers around Chicago that were designed to block them from entering the lakes. Share Tweet 12 Comments The bill passed the House by voice vote after...
  • U.S. names Asian carp czar

    09/08/2010 10:46:30 AM PDT · by lado · 104 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/8/10 | Joel Hood
    The White House has tapped a former leader of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Indiana Wildlife Federation as the Asian carp czar to oversee the federal response to keeping the invasive species out of the Great Lakes. On a conference call today with Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin and other congressional leaders, President Obama's Council on Environmental Quality announced the selection of John Goss to lead the near $80 million, multi-pronged federal attack against Asian carp. "This is a serious challenge, a serious threat," Durbin said. "When it comes to the Asian carp threat, we are not in...
  • How to get rid of Asian carp? Sell them to China

    07/14/2010 9:20:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies · 1+ views
    ms DNC ^ | 7/14/10 | reuters
    CHICAGO — In a deal intended to help keep the invasive Asian carp out of the Great Lakes, a Chinese meat packing company will buy fish taken from Illinois rivers to send to China where it is a delicacy. Big River Fisheries in Pearl, Ill., will catch, process and ship at least 30 million pounds of fish by the end of next year and sell it to Beijing Zhuochen Animal Husbandry Company, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced Tuesday. "The high quality and taste of the wild Asian carp from Big River Fish far exceeded our expectations. We see a tremendous...
  • The fish that could eat Lake Erie

    07/04/2010 4:19:19 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 64 replies · 1+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | July 04, 2010 | Jerry Zremski
    The fish that could eat the Great Lakes is only 6 miles away from Lake Michigan now — maybe. The big, ugly and unbelievably hungry Asian carp has been making its way up the Mississippi for two decades and now appears to be closer than ever to migrating en masse to the world's largest body of fresh water. If it starts reproducing there, scientists say, it's likely to eventually consume much of the plankton that forms the basis of the food chain that supports what's estimated to be a $7 billion sports fishery. "These fish are extraordinarily prolific, and if...
  • Durbin Asks Obama To Appoint Carp Czar

    06/27/2010 7:02:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 56 replies
    http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/ ^ | June 27, 2010 | Joel Hood
    As concerns mount about the presence of Asian carp near Lake Michigan, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin today urged President Obama to appoint a carp czar to oversee efforts to keep the invasive species out of the Great Lakes. "We need to have one person who coordinates the efforts of the federal, state and local agencies that are doing everything they can to keep the Asian carp out of Lake Michigan," Durbin said during a news conference at the Shedd Aquarium. "We believe it's absolutely essential."
  • Durbin asks Obama to appoint carp czar

    06/26/2010 7:32:53 AM PDT · by bamahead · 81 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Breaking News Center ^ | June 25, 2010 | Joel Hood
    As concerns mount about the presence of Asian carp near Lake Michigan, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin today urged President Obama to appoint a carp czar to oversee efforts to keep the invasive species out of the Great Lakes. "We need to have one person who coordinates the efforts of the federal, state and local agencies that are doing everything they can to keep the Asian carp out of Lake Michigan," Durbin said during a news conference at the Shedd Aquarium. "We believe it's absolutely essential."
  • Dispersal Barrier Efficacy Study INTERIM III

    06/05/2010 4:44:42 AM PDT · by Western Phil · 3 replies · 174+ views
    US Army Corps of Engineers ^ | June 4, 2010 | Unknown
    Executive Summary: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) was directed in WRDA 2007, Section 3061(b)(1)(D) to conduct a study of a range of options or technologies for reducing impacts of hazards that may reduce the efficacy of the Electrical Dispersal Barriers located on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (CSSC), hereafter referred to as the Efficacy Study. The Electrical Dispersal Barriers were designed to reduce the risk of inter-basin transfer of fish from the Mississippi River and Great Lakes drainage basins via the CSSC. It consists of three electrical barriers, Barrier I, IIA and IIB that comprise the Electrical...
  • Single Asian carp found 6 miles from Lake Michigan

    06/24/2010 8:47:04 AM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press Via Yahoo News ^ | Wed Jun 23, 8:41 pm ET | By SERENA DAI and JOHN FLESHER, Associated Press Writers
    CHICAGO – An Asian carp was found for the first time beyond electric barriers meant to keep the voracious invasive species out of the Great Lakes, state and federal officials said Wednesday, prompting renewed calls for swift action to block their advance. Commercial fishermen landed the 3-foot-long, 20-pound bighead carp in Lake Calumet on Chicago's South Side, about six miles from Lake Michigan, according to the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee.
  • Single Asian carp found 6 miles from Lake Michigan

    06/24/2010 4:59:02 PM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    AP ^ | June 23, 2010 | Serena Dai and John Flesher
    An Asian carp was found for the first time beyond electric barriers meant to keep the voracious invasive species out of the Great Lakes, state and federal officials said Wednesday, prompting renewed calls for swift action to block their advance. Commercial fishermen landed the 3-foot-long, 20-pound bighead carp in Lake Calumet on Chicago's South Side, about six miles from Lake Michigan, according to the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee.
  • Asian Carp: If You Can't Beat 'em, Eat 'em

    02/14/2010 9:29:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies · 1,471+ views
    abc ^ | 2/14/10 | ERIC HORNG
    At this week's National Grocers Association convention in Las Vegas, celebrity chef Philippe Parola was touting his new favorite fish. '[It has] 70-percent more Omega-3 than in catfish and tilapia," an animated Parola told an assembled crowd at his booth. "No mercury because it's a filter fish."
  • Poison planned to keep Asian carp from Great Lakes

    12/02/2009 10:26:17 AM PST · by Scythian · 36 replies · 1,360+ views
    CHICAGO – Illinois environmental officials will dump a toxic chemical into a nearly 6-mile stretch of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal Wednesday to keep the voracious Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes while an electrical barrier is turned off for maintenance. The fish, which can grow to 4 feet long and 100 pounds and are known to leap from the water at the sound of passing motors, have been found within a few miles of Lake Michigan and there is evidence they might have breached the barrier, designed to repel them with a non-lethal jolt. Environmentalists fear the...
  • Frog Surfs on Back of Koi Carp - Pictures

    06/24/2009 10:15:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 972+ views
    Mirror ^ | 6/23/09
    A frog has been snapped riding on top of a fish. The crafty creature was caught surfing on the head of the bright yellow Koi carp in a stunned couple's pond in their back garden. Amazingly Terry and Margaret Huggins said they watched the fun-loving frog hitch a ride on the super-cool carp for 30 minutes before it hopped off at 7am one morning. Advertisement - article continues below » Quick-thinking Mr Huggins, 76, of Warboys, Cambs, grabbed his camera and took pictures of the incredible natural double act. Terry, of Warboys, near Huntingdon, Cambs, said: "I've never seen anything...