chicago sanitary canal http://michiganradio.org en The solution to the Asian carp problem? 'Dam it,' say many at public hearing in Ann Arbor http://michiganradio.org/post/solution-asian-carp-problem-dam-it-say-many-public-hearing-ann-arbor <p>About a hundred people showed up at a public hearing Tuesday night in Ann Arbor to discuss ways to keep Asian carp from getting into the Great Lakes.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One by one, people took to the microphone to tell the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers the only way to stop the Asian carp is to close the man-made waterways connecting the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River basin.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Asian carp have devastated native fish populations in parts of the Mississippi River basin since first being introduced in the southern United States. Some species of Asian carp were brought in to help keep retention ponds clean in aquaculture and wastewater treatment facilities.</span></p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 15:00:26 +0000 Steve Carmody 16126 at http://michiganradio.org The solution to the Asian carp problem? 'Dam it,' say many at public hearing in Ann Arbor Michigan fishing and tourism industry leaders to discuss Asian carp http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-fishing-and-tourism-industry-leaders-discuss-asian-carp <p>Michigan&rsquo;s tourism and fishing industries will discuss how to form a united front against Asian carp during a conference Tuesday&nbsp;in Lansing.&nbsp; John Goss, the Obama Administration&rsquo;s &quot;carp czar,&quot; will be the keynote speaker at the&nbsp; conference.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Asian carp present a threat to the Great Lakes&rsquo; multi-billion dollar sport fishing and tourism industries, according to&nbsp;Steve Yencich, president of the Tourism Industries Coalition of Michigan.&nbsp; The coalition is organizing the carp summit.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 Sep 2011 19:32:41 +0000 Steve Carmody 4121 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan fishing and tourism industry leaders to discuss Asian carp Federal Court says "no" to closing Illinois canal to prevent Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/federal-court-says-no-closing-illinois-canal-prevent-asian-carp-reaching-lake-michigan <p><span lang="EN">A federal appeals panel has rejected </span><span lang="EN">a request by five Great Lakes states for an immediate order to </span><span lang="EN">close shipping locks on Chicago-area waterways and take other steps </span><span lang="EN">to prevent Asian carp from invading Lake Michigan.&nbsp; </span></p> Thu, 25 Aug 2011 01:27:40 +0000 The Associated Press 3907 at http://michiganradio.org Federal Court says "no" to closing Illinois canal to prevent Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan Stepping up the fight against Asian Carp http://michiganradio.org/post/stepping-fight-against-asian-carp <p>Federal and state officials have <a href="http://asiancarp.org/monitoring-sampling/2011-asian-carp-monitoring-and-rapid-response-plan-released/#more-654">a new plan</a> for dealing with the threat of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_carp">Asian Carp</a> invading Lake Michigan.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; There are fears that the carp may destroy the Great Lakes fishing industry.&nbsp;</p><p>The plan includes stepping up tracking of the invasive fish species and contracting with Illinois fishermen to catch the carp before they can reach Lake Michigan.</p> Mon, 23 May 2011 20:11:04 +0000 Steve Carmody 2613 at http://michiganradio.org Stepping up the fight against Asian Carp