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Invasion of the Fish Snatchers - Giant Carp Are Coming

Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2010

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Invasion of the Fish Snatchers - Giant Carp Are Coming For months now, environmental conservationists have been sounding the alarm about an aggressive invader to the Great Lakes ecosystem. Asian carp can grow to huge and dangerous proportions; they eat everything in sight and they've made their way into Chicago's waterways, literally to the door of the Great Lakes. Many fear that if they make it to Lake Michigan, they'll change the Great Lakes irrevocably. Why the big fuss over some fish? Find out Wednesday morning at 9, as host Dan Moulthrop and guests discuss the newest Great Lakes invader.

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Economy, Environment, Government/Politics

Guests

Peter Annin, Author, The Great Lakes Water Wars
Professor Jeffrey Reutter, Director, Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory, The Ohio State University
Rick Pluta, Managing Editor and State Capitol Bureau Chief, Michigan Public Radio Network
Sean Logan, Director, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Cameron Davis, Senior Advisor, Great Lakes, United States Environmental Protection Agency

Additional Information

Asian Carp in the Great Lakes? This Means War!, by Bryan Walsh TIME
Feds will spend $78.5 million to keep Asian carp out of Great Lakes, by Sabrina Eaton, The Plain Dealer
Asian carp video
The Asian Carp Plan

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Laura Fildes 9:38 AM 2/10/10

This isn’t a complete cure, but why don’t they put a “bounty” on the carp and let fisherman catch them and turn them in for a reward. Have a contest or festival revolve around saving the lakes.  At least the fisherman could decrease the population while the experts come up solution to keep them from entering the Great Lakes.

kevin 9:59 AM 2/10/10

how about putting high powered air hoses at the locks and entery ways to blow a air stream up to block some of the fish from passing? i have seen that done on a smaller scale with fish tanks the fish seem to avoid that wall of air

Scott 9:20 PM 2/10/10

I hope solutions are based on the “environment” and not “economics”!  Just say no to the Asian Carp!!!!

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