Coalition and Others to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding Asian carp

November 2006

To: Dr. Roger Helms
Chief, Branch of Invasive Species
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
4401 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 322
Arlington, VA 22203

From: The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition
And the undersigned environmental non-governmental organizations

Dear Dr. Helms:

The Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition strongly supports the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal to list the silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) and largescale silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys harmandi) as injurious species under the Lacey Act. Additionally, all species of injurious carp, including the bighead and black carp, should be listed because they all pose significant dangers to the Great Lakes…