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Old 09-15-2009, 07:40 PM   #1
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'Eating machine' carp on verge of invading Great Lakes
By Jack Spearman, Canwest News Service
August 29, 2009

'Eating machine' carp on verge of invading Great Lakes
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"They're banging at the door," says Marc Gaden, a commission spokesman, who describes the fish as alarmingly prolific "eating machines" that suck up plankton and can grow as heavy 30 kilograms.
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The International Joint Commission is working on a policy on invasive species in general, and the carp in particular, that should be available for public comment in October.

He said Canada's Fisheries Department did a risk analysis in 2005, which stated the most likely way carp would get into the Great Lakes was through the fresh fish business - which fill tanks with live fish to be sold for the table in supermarkets and fish stores.
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Asian carp in Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal foil boaters' journeys
Electric barriers meant to stop fish from entering Lake Michigan also stymie recreational craft

Asian carp in Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal foil boaters' journeys -- chicagotribune.com
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The razor-toothed carp is not native to the rivers of Illinois, and its voracious appetite and prolific breeding have long sent chills up the spines of aquatic researchers who fear it may one day make its way into the Great Lakes and devastate the region's $4.5 billion fishing industry.
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When new DNA research recently showed the carp was actually 10 miles farther upriver than previously thought, alarmed Army Corps officials last month doubled the amount of voltage the barriers produced. Though that may keep the carp at bay, fears of electrocution and explosions have prompted the Coast Guard to ban most recreational boats from passing over those barriers until officials figure out the safety risks. And that has left many boaters fuming.
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If boaters are inconvenienced, corps officials said, it's a small price to pay for a war they cannot afford to lose. "We've heard from dozens and dozens of boaters, and the Coast Guard is extremely aware of their concerns," said Lynne Whelan, spokeswoman for the corps. "But most are understanding of the larger picture and just want us to move as quickly as we can."
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"Oh deer". You are correct.
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Be Careful What You Fish For
By Monica Davey Published: December 12, 2009

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/13/weekinreview/13davey.html?_r=1
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CHICAGO — Alarms are sounding near the edge of the Great Lakes. Genetic evidence of Asian carp — a mammoth, voracious, non-native conqueror among fish, long established in the Mississippi River — has turned up just a few miles from Lake Michigan in the waterway that links the river system to the lake. If such creatures were to swim on into Lake Michigan, some scientists say they fear the fish would ultimately upend the entire ecosystem in the lakes that make up a fifth of the earth’s fresh surface water.

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Forgotten in all the fuss now is that these bighead and silver carp — imported in the 1970s to scarf up algae from ponds in the Deep South — are apparently making their way north to the Great Lakes along a route that humans, not nature, dreamed up.
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Guess what I found in the local paper today - Louisiana businessmen are marketing carp as a desirable seafood. And it's being financed by businesses - not our tax dollars.

Asian Carp Will Soon Invade Store Shelves : NPR

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The fish are being marketed as silverfin, the name it was given in a marketing plan developed by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The agency is promoting recreational and commercial applications of an invasive fish that has caused huge problems for boaters in northern states.
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Gillibrand urges feds to temporarily close Chicago locks to ensure Asian carp do not invade NYS waterways
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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today urged the federal government to temporarily close the O’Brien and Chicago Locks as a temporary management solution to stop the spread of Asian Carp making their way into the Great Lakes and toward New York’s waterways. Senator Gillibrand also announced EPW Committee passage of the Asian Carp Prevention and Control Act, which would prohibit importing and shipment of the invasive species.

“The Asian Carp pose a traumatic and long term threat to the Great Lakes and the enormous economic benefit the lakes provide to New York and the nation,” Senator Gillibrand. “The lakes help drive our economy, draw tourism, offer endless recreation and provide drinking water for millions of families....
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Daley, mayors push for greater protection for Great Lakes
December 11, 2009
By Fran Spielman
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http://www.suntimes.com/news/cityhall/1934290,asian-carp-chicago-great-lakes-121109.article
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President Obama’s $475 million commitment to Great Lakes restoration is “only a downpayment” on the work that needs to be done—and Canada has failed to even match that contribution, the group of 70 mayors from the U.S. and Canada said during their semi-annual board meeting in Chicago.

That’s left financially-strapped cities holding the bag—to the tune of $15 billion-a-year spent to protect the Great Lakes.

“We’re very unhappy with the level of engagement by both governments in invasives over the years,” said Grand Rapids, Mich. Mayor George Heartwell...
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Time for these fish to jump into the fryer
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* Posted December 6, 2009 at 12:07 a.m.

Time for these fish to jump into the fryer | <b> Outdoors column </b> Evansville Courier & Press
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They’ve become popular targets for bow fishermen, but they are not a fish that can readily be taken by hook and line because they are filter feeders.
That means they are not competing with native fish species in the short term for available minnow and other food stocks, but they can deplete the bottom of the food chain so much over time it could eventually make the whole thing crash.

Crashing, as we know, is never a good thing, not even at parties or weddings...
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Great Lakes mayors meet in Chicago to talk about stopping Asian Carp
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Dec 10, 2009

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Closing the Chicago canal, even with its dire impact on shipping, will be discussed. Superior Mayor Dave Ross says it has to be considered, especially since Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm is considering legal action to close the Chicago Canal.
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