John Goss, Asian Carp Director
Photo Credit: Shedd Aquarium
In February, the Obama Administration announced the 2012 Asian Carp Control Strategy Framework that includes a series of new measures to protect the Great Lakes from Asian carp. This plan builds on the unprecedented and successful plan the Administration established in 2010 keep Asian carp from developing self-sustaining populations in the Great Lakes. The 2012 Framework adds new measures such as expanding eDNA sampling to additional areas in the Great Lakes region, deploying new nets and other technologies to enhance Asian carp capture rates, and developing cutting-edge biological controls and monitoring technology.
The 2012 Strategic Framework will strengthen our defenses against this invasive species and move even more innovative carp control projects from research into implementation. Protecting the Great Lakes from Asian carp is a priority for the Administration. We have invested more than $150 million dollars to keep the carp at bay while we develop a long term solution, and we will continue take strong, coordinated action to safeguard the Great Lakes resources that communities depend on.
To read more about the 2012 Framework you can find it right here on www.asiancarp.us.
Goss is the Asian Carp Director at the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the Chair of the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee.