Asian carp distress dominates Great Lake meeting
Tue, 07 Feb 2012 12:02:56 GMT —
Fear of Asian Carp invading the Great Lakes brought representatives from federal agencies and watchdog groups together on Monday.
According to published reports, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur held a forum to discuss the damage the fish inflict on the ecosystem. The non-native species has pushed its way up the Mississippi River after escaping from rear ponds during flooding in the South decades ago.
A proposed solution is to restore the natural divide between the Mississippi and the Great Lakes with a $4 to $10 billion price tag.
Kaptur said if the carp continue to thrive, 800,000 jobs and billions of dollars of economic activity on the Great Lakes could be lost.