July 6, 2012
Breaking news from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website: three consecutive monitoring tests have found Asian carp DNA past the electric “barrier.”
This automatically initiates a Level 1 response plan, which will include netting and electrofishing in Lake Calumet. According to the Army Corps, the deployment of new, specialized nets “will effectively isolate Lake Calumet and prevent fish movement in and out of the lake.”
So, while we’ve had some good news out of Congress, these DNA results highlight the urgency of the situation. If we want to keep the carp out of the Great Lakes, we will have to work quickly. Show your support for a real, permanent solution by signing our petition to stop the carp.
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