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Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee Releases 2015 Asian Carp Control Strategy Framework

Juvenile Asian carp. Photo Credit: USFWS
Juvenile Asian carp
Photo Credit: USFWS
The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee today announced the release of the 2015 Asian Carp Control Strategy Framework. The Framework outlines the steps federal, state, and provincial partners will take in the fight again Asian carp.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Helps State Partners Take a Stand against Asian Carp

Electrofishing for Asian carp. Photo Credit: MDNR
Electrofishing for Asian carp
Photo Credit: MDNR
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest Region is pleased to announce $800,000 in funding to assist state partners in the Upper Mississippi River and Ohio River basins in their Asian carp prevention and control efforts. The funding comes from a $2.3 million increase in the Service’s 2015 base budget to support integrated Asian carp management efforts outside of the Great Lakes basin.

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Updated Map on Location of Bighead and Silver Carps in the Illinois Waterway

Silver carp captured near Peru, IL. Photo Credit: USFWS
Silver carp captured near Peru, IL
Photo Credit: USFWS
Updated map for the April sampling results in the Illinois Waterway.

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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Funds National Grass Carp Report

National Grass Carp Report. Photo Credit: USFWS
National Grass Carp Report.
Photo Credit: USFWS
In an effort to prevent the illegal or unintentional release of grass carps into the Great Lakes, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service requested the Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association to examine commercial grass carp production in the United States. The final report contains eight recommendations from MICRA on how to potentially improve grass carp production, certification, shipping, stocking and regulation. The report was funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Releases First Annual Water Resources Reform and Development Act Report to Congress

Water Resources Reform and Development Act Report
Water Resources Reform and Development Act Report
Today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released to Congress the first annual report of summary activities and expenditures to manage the threat of Asian carp in the Upper Mississippi and Ohio River basins. The report was released pursuant to the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014.

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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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