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Your resource for information  on prevention, early warning measures, response and the threat of Asian carps to the Great Lakes and beyond. 



(March 2015)

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Support the Army Corps of Engineers' Tentatively Selected Plan to keep Asian carps out of the Great Lakes

The Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study – Brandon Road Draft Integrated Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Statement –  evaluates options and technologies near the Brandon Road Lock and Dam to prevent the upstream transfer of aquatic nuisance species from the Mississippi River Basin into the Great Lakes Basin, while minimizing impacts to existing waterway uses and users. 

Read our letter of support here.

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Ecological Risk Assessment of Grass Carp for the Great Lakes Basin

Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Great Lakes Fishery Commission announce results of key risk assessment study on Grass Carp for the Great Lakes Basin. Grass Carp have been found in Lakes Michigan, Erie and Ontario and the ecological consequences in most areas of the Great Lakes basin could be extreme within the next 50 years. Wetlands in the Great Lakes basin are particularly vulnerable should Grass Carp become established. This study will inform management and policy decisions with an objective of preventing the survival, establishment and spread of Grass Carp in the Great Lakes basin on both sides of the border.The full risk assessment can be found at

Meet the Carps Illustration © Joseph Tomelleri
Vegetation at the bottom of a lake


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