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Learn more about Asian Carp Invasion
The Army Corps of Engineers has determined that the most effective way of preventing Asian Carp from entering the Great Lakes is to construct an $18.4 Billion system of barriers around the lake's waterways. Opponents say that this project is too expensive and would hurt the region's economy by blocking barges from transporting goods. Proponents say that the carp is an invasive species and will destroy the lake's fish populations. See recent asian carp invasion news
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Catch the carp (up to 80 percent) and sell 7 pieces each in glass jars within a jellied broth as FOOD, make a jewish food called "Gefilte Fish" and give to Israel to feed its people!!. Let Israeli fisheries come to fish for eighty percent of... 4 years ago from a Green in Livonia, MI
Only if there is significant evidence Michigan's freshwater fish are being destroyed to the brink of extinction by the Asian carp. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Sterling Heights, MI
I agree you have to stop them, but they got to find a way without blockading the barges. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Sterling Heights, MI
The government should find some other way of detaining the carp without closing the waterways. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Ann Arbor, MI
Build "carp locks", similar to the locks at Slt St marie to kill carp. 4 years ago from a Republican in Canton, MI
Yes. shouldn't there be locks at every access point though. theres got to be a way to stop the spread without closing the waterways I would think. but the spread needs to end!. 4 years ago from a Green in Paw Paw, MI
Chicago area seems to be the worst offender. 4 years ago from a Republican in Big Rapids, MI
Yes. Continue research to find more effective eradication technique. Severely punish anyone transporting live specimen(s). 4 years ago from a Democrat in Goodrich, MI
Yes if it could be done. Are there other ways to protect Lake Michigan?. 4 years ago from a Green in Ypsilanti, MI
They should block as much as possible without seriously impeding usage for shipping and commerce which is vital to the state's economy and keeping many jobs in place. 4 years ago from a Republican in Swartz Creek, MI
Reinforce the barriers that are already in place. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Lansing, MI
I don't have an opinion because I don't know about the positive effects of having an influx of Asian Carp coming into the Great Lakes. Likewise, I don't believe that barriers are the most effective way of controlling the Asian Carp population. 4 years ago from a Libertarian in Jenison, MI
No, not all waterways; just the canal flowing in from the Mississippi River (where most of the Asian carp are coming from). 4 years ago from a Green in Canton, MI
The Asian crap escaped from ponds when the Mississippi flooded. It was a niche market providing a product to the Asian market. Supply and demand. Make the fish worth something to encourage business to grow the market. At the same time implement... 4 years ago from a Democrat in Carrollton, MI
Construct barriers around some of the lake's waterways, but leave some open for transporting goods. 4 years ago from a Republican in Michigan Center, MI
Yes, but find a more cost efficient way to do so. 4 years ago from a Green in Dearborn, MI
The government should not be involved. 4 years ago from a Republican in White Lake, MI
Block high threat areas. 4 years ago from a Democrat in North Branch, MI
Design ships that don't use static ballast. Free flowing ballast should give a better chance for species from other parts of the world staying in those parts of the world. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Roscommon, MI
We should take all measures necessary to prevent invasive species. 4 years ago from a Republican in Fremont, MI
Find a commercial use for Asian carp. 4 years ago from a Libertarian in Blissfield, MI
No, but we should incentivize private companies to deal with the issue. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Allendale, MI