Great Lakes to be filter-fed to carp
December 3, 2009 7:57 AM Subscribe
posted by anthill (66 comments total)
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Asian Carp update: since 2003(previously)
, the inexorable advance of Asian Carp
up the Mississippi delta has brought them to within 6 miles of Lake Michigan
. These invasive "100-pound Zebra Mussels" suck rivers clean and starve native fish. Asian Carp are now 97% of the fish biomass
in the Mississippi delta. The "electric fence" across the canal didn't stop them
. The poisoning of the canal won't stop them. Closing the Chicago sewage canal locks
is the only way to be sure. But the Army Corps of Engineers
have the jurisdiction. Feel safe?
If you are from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania or New York, take a minute to write your Federal representative
. If the Asian Carp get into the Great Lakes, it's bye-bye Trout, Bass, Coho, Steelhead, and every fish in the $7 billion fishing industry.
Now or never.