Study reveals Mississippi, Illinois rivers have more Asian carp than anywhere else - Bring Me The News

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.
Author:
Publish date:

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.

Next Up

Related

Threat of Asian carp divides Great Lakes states

The New York Times looks at how the invasive species is sometimes pitting neighbors against one another. For example, some states are pursuing legal action to build a barrier cutting off the Mississippi River from the Great Lakes, but Illinois is fighting back, saying that would leave Chicago unable to control floods and interfere with shipping.

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.