Asian carp could decimate the Great Lakes, and time is running out
Asian Carp Overview - Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (U.S. National Park Service)
Introduced Asian carp in North America pose a major threat to the ecology, environment, economy, and way of life in the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada. Asian carp are a group of fish species, which include several known to be invasive , and represent the most urgent potential danger to the ecology of the Great Lakes. The group of fish species known in the United States as Asian carp, include several which are invasive. These species of carp cause harm when they are introduced to new environments.
Todd Semonite, commanding general of the U. Army Corps of Engineers, is recommending the plan which includes building a channel with additional electric barriers, flushing lock systems and using underwater speakers to bombard the fish with noise. An appropriations bill approved by the House in June, H.