Both the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and environmental groups want to keep Asian Carp, an invasive fish, from reaching the Great Lakes.
But there is disagreement about how best to do that.
The Federal government has given the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee an increased budget, in an attempt to keep the invasive fish out of the Great Lakes.
But some scientists say it’s a battle the federal government simply cannot win.
Silver Carp drawing courtesy of the DNR
Asian carp were found within 80 miles of the Great Lakes, roughly 60 miles closer than they were at the beginning of this year.
Two juvenile Silver Carp, a type of Asian carp, were found in the Illinois River. The fish have been steadily making their way north over the last several years. Continue reading