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      Governor Kasich signs agreement to protect Lake Erie from invasive species

      Governor John Kasich was in Port Clinton Wednesday afternoon for "Fish Ohio Day."

      I t's the 35th year for the event that promotes the state's fisheries. B ut the governor also signed an agreement to protect fish in Lake Erie and the industries that depend on it.

      T he agreement is among state , federal, and international agencies.

      I t sets the stage for educational campaigns and coordinates the treatment to fight off aquatic invasive species such as Asian carp, zebra mussels, and sea lamprey.

      " T here's no way to 100 percent to prevent introduction of AIS, but we'll do everything we can in preventing those," explains Scott Zody, chief of the Ohio Division of Wildlife.

      W ildlife officials say education is the best defense in the fight against aquatic invasive species.

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