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Lakes' delegation campaigns for ban

Nearly everyone in the Great Lakes region's congressional delegation has rejuvenated a 2002 effort to ban at least three of four Asian carp species.

Thirty-two members of Congress from the lakes region recently sent a joint letter to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, reaffirming their desire to have silver, bighead, and black carp listed as injurious species. "Preventing an invasion of Asian carp, a species with a voracious appetite, is critical to prevent backsliding from the work put into restoring and protecting the Great Lakes fisheries," the letter stated. Signers included U.S. Sens. Mike DeWine (R., Ohio), Carl Levin (D., Mich.), George Voinovich (R., Ohio), and Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.), plus U.S. Reps. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo) and John Dingell (D., Dearborn).   more...


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