The Illinois DNR has hired a chef to show off just how tasty the invader can be. The state wants to overfish the Asian carp, then give it to food banks, in hopes of keeping it out of Lake Michigan and save native fish that must compete with it. The Asian carp has a voracious appetite and can quickly crowd out native fish.
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DNR pushing for $7M to build Asian carp barrier
The DNR says there's evidence that the carp, which can grow to 60 pounds and outmuscle native species for food, are in the St. Croix River. However, Wisconsin DNR officials say the barriers aren't 100 percent effective and it may be a worthless effort at this point.
Groups float ideas for stopping Asian carp migration
A privately funded group continues work on a fast-track plan to stop invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. The group hopes to release its plan in January. The Detroit Free Press reports one of the options includes a series of barriers in the Illinois River to stop the destructive species from traveling from the Mississippi River through Chicago to Lake Michigan. Minnesota is part of a suit to force federal officials to speed up the effort to halt the fish before they spread further.
Could robotic boats be the answer to invasive carp problems?
With the help of a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, computer scientists and biologists from the U have developed robotic boats -- called Carp Trackers -- that can locate and follow carp, allowing officials to net and remove the fish from lakes and rivers.
Study reveals Mississippi, Illinois rivers have more Asian carp than anywhere else
A biologist from the United States Geological Survey says the Mississippi and Illinois rivers have more Asian carp than anywhere else on the planet -- including more than China, where the species came from.
Feds agree to shorter timeline for developing Asian carp strategy
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will come up with a short list of options for blocking the spread of the invasive fish by the end of next year. The Corps had earlier said the process would take until 2015. Asian carp have already invaded the Mississippi River watershed. Officials hope to keep them from migrating into the Great Lakes.
MN among 5 states urging high court to speed up Asian carp response
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has promised a study of the invasive fish will be ready by 2015. The states worry that will be too late to keep the carp out from making their way into the Great Lakes. They've asked the U.S. Supreme Court to order a faster federal response.
Carp-carrying vandal strikes police cars in Orono
The vandal who struck the squad cars in the police station parking lot used spray paint. Oh, and another weapon: dead carp. Police say their video shows a man flinging four dead fish at the cars. Three bounced off, but the other 30-plus pounder crashed through a rear windshield. Air freshener, anyone?
Invasive carp reach Mississippi River dam in Twin Cities
A biologist tells MPR that lab tests have confirmed the silver carp has swam as far as Lock and Dam No. 1. Researchers are awaiting word on whether the fish has also reached the mouth of the Minnesota River.
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