Asian Carp Problem to Be Fixed in Time For Your Grandkids
By JoshMogerman in News on Jul 9, 2011 7:00PM
Asian carp [Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources]
Gen. Peabody also noted that the Corps’ electric barriers in suburban Chicago are doing the job in the meantime:
“It is clear that we have the Asian carp threat contained below the fish barrier,” he said. “All of the experts believe we are in a good place. We’re not resting on our laurels; we’re going to continue to attack this issue aggressively.”But not all the experts agree. A paper published recently in the Journal of Great Lakes Research calls on Congress to force the Corps to pick up the pace on studies of a permanent separation between the Mississippi River and Great Lakes systems in Chicago. The authors, including a renown Canadian professor and former US Fish and Wildlife researcher, claim that eDNA tests prove that carp have gotten past the electric barrier and a media campaign is downplaying the significant threat of the fishes’ advance to protect limited interests. The peer-reviewed article also insists that the most severe economic and ecological impacts of the invasion can be stopped should we hop to it and build a barrier.
Hopping to it would probably not include two generations’ time. Unless those are iPod generations