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100,000 Pounds of Asian Carp - Illinois DNR Works to Prevent Asian Carp From Approaching the Chicago Area Waterway

100,000 pounds of carp. Photo Credit: ACRCC
100,000 pounds of carp. Photo Credit: ACRCC
The Illinois DNR continues to work with contracted commercial fishers to prevent Asian carp from approaching the Chicago Area Waterway System and electric barrier system in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal at Romeoville. While commercial fishers have found no Asian carp near Chicago and the electric barrier system, they are finding ways to increase success of catching Asian carp in areas of the upper Illinois River, such as a mid-December netting operation near Ottawa, Illinois.

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New USGS Videos on Asian Carp Control Tools

2014 Monitoring Plans Released. Photo Credit: ACRCC
Watergun platforms & hydroacoustics boat. Photo Credit: USGS.
See how scientists from the USGS, Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Southern Illinois University combined multiple Asian carp control technologies during field tests in a backwater of the Illinois River. 

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Harper Government opens Asian Carp Science Lab

2014 Monitoring Plans Released. Photo Credit: ACRCC
Inside the new lab.
Photo Credit: Fisheries & Oceans Canada
Ottawa – Ontario - Today, the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Regional Minister for Southwestern Ontario, joined by Member of Parliament for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Larry Miller, announced the opening of a new Asian carp science lab in Burlington, Ontario.

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Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee Releases 2014 Asian Carp Control Strategy Framework

2014 Monitoring Plans Released. Photo Credit: ACRCC
2014 Framework
Photo Credit: ACRCC
WASHINGTON – The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee (ACRCC) today announced a coordinated strategy to protect the Great Lakes from silver and bighead carp, building on previous Obama Administration efforts to prevent self-sustaining populations from becoming established in the Great Lakes.

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2014 Monitoring Plans Released

2014 Monitoring Plans Released. Photo Credit: ACRCC
2014 Monitoring Plans Released.
Photo Credit: ACRCC
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee (ACRCC) today announced the release of an updated Monitoring and Response Plan (MRP) intended to protect the Great Lakes from Asian carp, and to prevent the invasive fish species from developing self-sustaining populations in the Great Lakes. For the first time the MRP is being released concurrently with a summary of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Great Lakes eDNA Monitoring Program.

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Summary of Public Comments on GLMRIS Released

Where physical separation is supported.
Photo Credit: USACE
Where physical separation is supported.
Photo Credit: USACE
CHICAGO - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers posted a summary May 5, 2014, of comments submitted and recorded for administrative record during the public comment period for the Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS) Report. The GLMRIS Report outlines eight potential plans within the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS) to address the transfer of aquatic nuisance species, such as Asian carp, between the two basins.

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News GLMRIS Newsletter Available

GLMRIS panel at a public meeting.
Photo Credit: USACE
Panel at a public meeting
Photo Credit: USACE
Volume 4, Issue 1 of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study Newsletter is now available. In this issue, find out what the GLMRIS Team has been up to since the release of the report; what mitigation is and why it is important, and how it was incorporated into the report.

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Video: 5 Steps to Protect Your Lake from Exotic Species

Cleaning to prevent spread of invasives.
Photo Credit: MDDEFP
Cleaning to prevent spread of invasives.
Photo Credit: MDDEFP
Please enjoy a new video from Quebec's Ministry of Sustainable development, Environment, Wildlife and Parks that demonstrates five easy and effective steps to clean up fishing boats and recreational crafts to prevent the introduction and spread of exotic invasive species.

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Québec Joins Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee

Fish sampling, Asian carp monitoring
Photo Credit: ACRCC
Fish sampling, Asian carp monitoring
Photo Credit: ACRCC
The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee (ACRCC) announced today that the Government of Québec has joined the effort to ensure comprehensive action to protect the Great Lakes from invasive Asian carp.

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Report Released Documenting the 2009 and 2010 Large-Scale Rotenone Applications in the Chicago Area Waterway System

Rotenone/Dye Tracking Boat
Rotenone/Dye Tracking Boat
Photo Credit: USGS
Two large-scale and complex applications of rotenone in the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS) in 2009 and 2010 to combat invasive Asian carp are documented in this report.

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