Asian Carp

Chuck Quirmbach / Wisconsin Public Radio

Researchers are trying to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. And Lake Michigan near Chicago is on the front line of that fight. But budget cuts proposed by President Donald Trump could limit their work. 


File photo of the South Haven lighthouse
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Gary Wilson says if the Trump administration’s proposed cuts stand it would be devastating for Great Lakes restoration. The contributor to Detroit Public Television’s Great Lakes Bureau says it would be like a panic stop with your car. “You’re going forward and then suddenly put a halt to everything.”


'WASHINGTON — Nearly two years after the release of a landmark report on alternatives for keeping Asian carp out of the Great Lakes, federal officials told members of Congress on Wednesday it could be another four years before recommendations for stopping the invasive species at a key chokepoint outside Chicago are ready. " (Detroit Free Press)

"WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow on Sunday urged the Obama administration to take “immediate action” to respond to the threat of Asian carp after U.S. Fish and Wildlife said the species has been found 12 miles nearer to Lake Michigan." (Detroit Free Press)

"WASHINGTON — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service again confirmed Thursday that small fish may be pulled along by barges going past electrical barriers, reigniting concerns that young Asian carp could be transported into the Great Lakes despite the barriers intended to keep them from migrating north out of Chicago waterways." (Detroit Free Press)

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