Asian Carp and the Great Lakes Region

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Four species of non-indigenous Asian carp are expanding their range in U.S. waterways, resulting in a variety of concerns and problems. Three species—bighead, silver, and black carp—are of particular note, based on the perceived degree of environmental concern. This report examines current controversy relating to what measures might be necessary and sufficient to prevent movement of Asian carp from the Mississippi River drainage into the Great Lakes through the Chicago Area Waterway System. Movement of Asian carp into the Great Lakes is ultimately of concern because increased numbers of carp in the Great Lakes increases the risk that Asian carp ... continued below

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Buck, Eugene H.; Upton, Harold F.; Stern, Charles V. & Nichols, James E. May 25, 2010.

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Four species of non-indigenous Asian carp are expanding their range in U.S. waterways, resulting
in a variety of concerns and problems. Three species—bighead, silver, and black carp—are of
particular note, based on the perceived degree of environmental concern. This report examines current controversy relating to what measures might be necessary and sufficient to prevent movement of Asian carp from the Mississippi River drainage into the Great Lakes through the Chicago Area Waterway
System. Movement of Asian carp into the Great Lakes is ultimately of concern because increased
numbers of carp in the Great Lakes increases the risk that Asian carp will establish reproducing
populations in these waters. Bills have been introduced in the 111th Congress to direct actions to
avoid the possibility of carp becoming established in the Great Lakes.

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Buck, Eugene H.; Upton, Harold F.; Stern, Charles V. & Nichols, James E. Asian Carp and the Great Lakes Region, report, May 25, 2010; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc821970/: accessed August 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.