Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Asian carp

Charter fishing groups want federal officials to act further to prevent an invasive species from entering the Great Lakes as they fear dire consequences to their businesses.
A coalition of charter boat captains from the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River is asking Congress to do more, saying additional action is needed to stop the spread of Asian carp.
“While we are pleased with the steps taken so far to prevent Asian carp from entering Lake Michigan, it’s not enough. We need permanent solutions as fast as possible,” Denny Grinold, owner of Fish N Grin Charter Service in Michigan, said in a written statement issued Tuesday. “We keep hearing Congress is getting Asian carp fatigue, but our livelihoods depend on keeping these invasive fish out of the Great Lakes and the only fail-proof solution is separating the two watersheds.”

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