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Thu January 27, 2011
Federal officials to hold public meetings today on Asian carp threat
Want to hear how the federal government plans to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes? Well, now's the time. John Goss, the Obama administration's point man in the fight against Asian carp, will be part of a federal delegation visiting Traverse City today for back-to-back public meetings.
The Associated Press reports:
The officials will outline their strategy and take comments on a long-range study of how to prevent the carp and other invasive species from migrating between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins.
Environmentalists, Michigan and four other Great Lakes states want to sever the man-made link between the two aquatic systems. The Army Corps of Engineers is conducting the study and says that's one option.
Activists also say the study's planned completion date of 2015 isn't soon enough.
There's concern that if the Asian carp make their way into the Great Lakes that they could wreak havoc on the lakes' eco-systems.