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Asian Carp Moving Fast in Great Lakes

The Asian carp invasion in Illinois has continued to advance, with current spawning moving nearly 100 miles upstream this year to within 25 miles of the electric barrier that is the last line of defense protecting Lake Michigan and beyond from this invasive species, according to the Alliance for the Great Lakes.

"The fish are beating a quick path to the Great Lakes, and we need federal efforts to keep pace with the threat," says Joel Brammeier, president of the Alliance. "Congress needs to take action now to support a permanent solution to the problem."

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