2011 Asian Carp Control Strategy Framework Released

2011 Asian Carp Control Strategy Framework

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee released the 2011 Asian Carp Control Strategy Framework today.

The Great Lakes food web has been significantly degraded in recent decades by aquatic invasive species (AIS). The migration of Asian carp through the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS), Wabash River, Grand Calumet River, and possibly other pathways that can connect the Great Lakes to the outside world is the most acute AIS threat facing the Great Lakes today.

Federal, state, and local agencies, working together as the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee (ACRCC), are responding to this threat to prevent Asian carp from establishing populations in the Great Lakes. The main objectives of the Asian Carp Control Strategy Framework (Framework) are to:

  • Outline the immediate actions agencies are taking.
  • Integrate and unify the existing and future actions of participating agencies.
  • Transition from a single point of defense (e.g., electric barriers) to a multi‐tiered defense (e.g., fishery management, structures, biological, etc.).
  • Provide general direction while recognizing that agencies require flexibility to best act.
  • Identify potential hurdles that might complicate Framework implementation.
  • Identify opportunities for stakeholders to contribute in meaningful ways.

To read the official news release, please click on the following link: Obama Administration Releases 2011 Asian Carp Control Strategy Framework

To read a summary report, please click on the following link: Obama Administration Continues its Proactive Battle against Asian Carp

 

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