bighead http://michiganradio.org en Latest search fails to find Asian Carp in Illinois lake which is a short distance from Lake Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/latest-search-fails-find-asian-carp-illinois-lake-which-short-distance-lake-michigan <p>Another search of a lake close to Lake Michigan has failed to find Asian Carp. The invasive carp could threaten native Great Lakes fish populations.</p><p>Fishermen spent three days last week sweeping a six mile stretch around Lake Calumet, near Chicago. The result: 6,300 fish caught, 30 different species, but no Bighead or Silver carp.</p><p>It&rsquo;s the second time this year that teams led by the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and other agencies, have scoured the waterway looking for Asian carp.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 23:19:38 +0000 Steve Carmody 8298 at http://michiganradio.org Illinois officials downplay postive test for Asian Carp DNA near Lake Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/illinois-officials-downplay-postive-test-asian-carp-dna-near-lake-michigan <p>Illinois officials are downplaying the recent discovery of Asian Carp DNA in a waterway a short distance from Lake Michigan.</p><p>Asian Carp are an invasive species that experts fear could devastate fish native to the Great Lakes.</p><p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 05:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 7945 at http://michiganradio.org Illinois officials downplay postive test for Asian Carp DNA near Lake Michigan