Asian carp declaration

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Four Wisconsin mayors have signed a declaration from the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative urging the federal government to jumpstart a project to contain invasive Asian carp. It was also signed by a number of mayors and elected officials from Canada. Asian carp were first introduced in the southern United States to help keep ponds and other bodies of water clear of algae. But in the s, these fish escaped into the Mississippi River and are now making their way up toward the Great Lakes. These invaders can grow much larger than the common carp found in the United States.

Evanston mayor joins international call to action as invasive Asian carp threaten Great Lakes

Whitmer - Governor Whitmer responds to federal Asian carp prevention plan

Evanston Mayor Steve Hagerty this month joined other mayors of Great Lakes border towns in signing a resolution that calls for urgent action to protect the waters from the invasive Asian carp, according to a city news release. I'm proud to join mayors from the U. The resolution follows a recent report from the U. Army Corps of Engineers that recommended additional measures to stop the fish at Brandon Road Dam, which is near Joliet. The resolution that the mayors signed called on both countries to support the report and invest in the project. Asian carp were first introduced to help clean ponds in the southern United States, according to the release.

Nipigon, Ont., mayor joins call for action on Asian carp threat

February 28, Contact: Tammy Newcomb, NewcombT michigan. Governor Whitmer responds to federal Asian carp prevention plan. Michigan supports regional cooperation, expresses concerns about increased cost estimate for measures at Brandon Road Lock and Dam.
The mayor of Nipigon, Ont. Asian carp are a large species of fish that were introduced to combat algae growth in U. However, the fish found their way into the Mississippi River. The carp can weigh as much as 45 kilograms or pounds, and eat up to 40 per cent of their body weight daily and reproduce quickly.