Press Release

Alliance for the Great Lakes Statement on Asian Carp Study

August 12, 2019

August 12, 2019

The University of Michigan released new research earlier today on invasive Asian carp. Their research finds that the fish are capable of surviving in much more of Lake Michigan than previously thought.

Alliance for the Great Lakes Vice President for Policy Molly Flanagan released this statement in response:

“The University of Michigan led study confirms what we’ve long feared: invasive Asian Carp could not only survive but thrive in Lake Michigan and its tributaries. We are on the verge of an unstoppable crisis for the Great Lakes region, and now is our best chance to stop these aggressive fish from crashing our economy and environment.

We hope that Governor Pritzker will act swiftly and sign the agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that will allow them to move forward with the next phase of the project to fortify Brandon Road Lock and Dam. That’s the best first step to keep invasive Asian Carp from creeping any closer to Lake Michigan.”


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