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Great Lakes Commission Supports Asian Carp Legislation


The attack against Asian carp continues. Michigan Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) and Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced new legislation in December 2014 that would reduce the risk of Asian carp entering the Great Lakes.

The legislation suggests implementing control measures at the Brandon Road lock and damn on the Des Plaines River in Joliet, Illinois. The Great Lakes Commission, along with a bipartisan group of members of Congress, supported the legislation.

“It’s critical that we take quick action to reduce the risk of Asian carp invading the Great Lakes while we develop a long-term solution to permanently prevent the transfer of all aquatic invasive species between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds,” says Great Lakes Commission chairman Kelly Burch.

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