Fed. Gov’t plans to spend $51.5M on 2012 Asian carp fight

February 25, 2012

Grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) is one of the many species included under the term "Asian carp."

The Obama administration announced that it will spend $51.5 million to stop the spread of Asian carp. Let’s hope it works. At this point, the federal government has spent $156.5 million over three years in the fight against bighead and silver carp, imported from Asia decades ago. The fish have migrated up the Mississippi River and its tributaries including the Illinois River, where they’ve advanced to within 55 miles of Lake Michigan.

Read more at Times Union.

Read Eat The Invaders’ post on Asian Carp here.

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