Aquatic Invasive Species

January 9th 2014

Editorials on Army Corps Study Conclude Separation is the Solution

Just days after the long-awaited U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ GLMRIS report came out, editorial boards are coalescing around the Corps’ findings that permanent separation is the only solution that will effectively protect the Great Lakes.

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November 21st 2013

Threat from Grass Carp Highlights Problem with Artificially Connected Great Lakes Basin

In late October, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed that four grass carp had reproduced in the Sandusky River, in Ohio. This is the first instance of a species of Asian carp reproducing in the Great Lakes basin, and proof that … Continue reading

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June 9th 2013

New sea lamprey barrier protects Lake Ontario fishery

A new sea lamprey barrier in New York’s Orwell Brook will reduce the number of those deadly invaders in Lake Ontario and decrease the use of chemical lampricides, lowering the cost of controlling the sea lamprey population. A single female lamprey … Continue reading

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September 11th 2012

Action needed to protect Great Lakes from Asian carp

Protecting the Great Lakes from invasive species is like “3-D chess” with potentially the greatest challenge posed by Asian carp. “This isn’t one of those places where we can be moderate,” said Jill Ryan, executive director of Freshwater Future. “If … Continue reading

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July 16th 2012

National Park Service teams with scientists to develop ballast water treatment system for Isle Royale Ferry

The ferry that transports visitors to Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior no longer poses a threat of transporting invasive species between the pristine island and its mainland port in Michigan. That’s because the National Park Service has installed … Continue reading

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