Michigan Releases Proposed Asian Carp Management Plan

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Charged with developing a draft plan for Michigan to address potential monitoring and assessment needs for Asian carps,  the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment (MDNRE) Fisheries Division Management Team released their report this month. 

Please click on the following link to view the MDNRE’s Proposed Plan for the Prevention, Detection, Assessment, and Management of Asian Carps in Michigan Waters  

 About the Draft Plan: 

Questions the Fisheries Division Asian Carps Working Group attempt to address in the draft plan include the following: 

  • What does the Department need to do to adequately address the threat of Asian carp species invading Michigan waters? 

  • What sampling strategies are appropriate in addressing this threat? 

  • What should our response be if Asian carps, either isolated individuals or abundant populations, are detected in Michigan waters? 

  • What are the pros and cons of various possible management strategies? 

  • What types of resources (both financial and human) are necessary to adequately address this threat? 

This is not intended as a rapid response plan, but rather as the beginning of a comprehensive strategy for addressing the threat of Asian carps dispersing, or being introduced, into Michigan waters.