6/24/10

In the news: Carp creeps into Lake Calumet

From the Chicago Tribune:
A commercial fisherman patrolling the calm waters of Lake Calumet netted a 19-pound Asian carp Tuesday, the first physical discovery of the feared invasive species in the Chicago waterway system north of the electric barriers.

Within minutes of the official announcement on Wednesday, lawmakers from Michigan and environmental advocacy groups were once more chastising Illinois' response to the Asian carp crisis and threatening a new round of legal action aimed at permanently closing Chicago-area shipping locks. Read more.

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