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Man Charged with Selling Live Asian Carp in Michigan

June 5th, 2012

Breaking news: An Arkansas man is facing 12 felony counts of possessing and selling live Asian carp in Michigan. The fish were allegedly transported and sold from tanks housed in a semi-truck. The charges follow a joint investigation by the DNR’s Special Investigation Unit and Commercial Fish Enforcement Unit.

Click this link for the DNR’s joint press release with Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette.

 

 

  • Gmjohn81

    What the hell is wrong ith his head? Does he have the slightest idea how god of fishery we have here in MI?

  • Rickmarie Goral

    Make an example out of this Idiot.

  • Anonymous

    I agree, Make a example out of both buyer and seller!!!!

    • poseman

      we probably should post their names and addresses all over the place and let nature take its course….

  • Anonymous

    This episode is a near repeat of what happened years ago when these fish were first imported & bred in fish-farm ponds in the south—-supposedly there were all these potential benefits they could serve, yeah, right. These ponds were soooo far from any waterways they could never pose a problem, yeah, right. NO WAY they could ever escape, yeah, right!
    Now for politics and a few more shekels in the pockets of the wealthy NO ONE can close that Chicago waterway??? This whole thing is sickening….

  • Clearcutter

    For this sort of blatant ecological recklessness, both buyer and seller should be charged and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. And while we’re at it, let’s re-write the laws concerning exotic species to allow for 20 sentences and harsh fines for those, like these bozos, who knowingly, willingly threaten the environment of our state with another potential zebra mussel or emerald ash borer-type disaster.

    • clearcut1

      make that 20-year sentences

  • Clearcutter

    For this sort of blatant ecological recklessness, both buyer and seller should be charged and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. And while we’re at it, let’s re-write the laws concerning exotic species to allow for 20 sentences and harsh fines for those, like these bozos, who knowingly, willingly threaten the environment of our state with another potential zebra mussel or emerald ash borer-type disaster.

  • Andrew

    While we are at prosecution of these individuals, why can’t the EPA in on this one. Could we not treat this fish (carp) much the same as a oil spill?!?!

    After all, we lose the Great Lakes to this fish all manner of sport fishing for Michigan and surrounding states are done. The DNR will hundreds of millions of revenue from license fees.

  • Andrew

    While we are at prosecution of these individuals, why can’t the EPA in on this one. Could we not treat this fish (carp) much the same as a oil spill?!?!

    After all, we lose the Great Lakes to this fish all manner of sport fishing for Michigan and surrounding states are done. The DNR will hundreds of millions of revenue from license fees.

  • Andrew

    While we are at prosecution of these individuals, why can’t the EPA in on this one. Could we not treat this fish (carp) much the same as a oil spill?!?!

    After all, we lose the Great Lakes to this fish all manner of sport fishing for Michigan and surrounding states are done. The DNR will hundreds of millions of revenue from license fees.

  • Andrew

    While we are at prosecution of these individuals, why can’t the EPA in on this one. Could we not treat this fish (carp) much the same as a oil spill?!?!

    After all, we lose the Great Lakes to this fish all manner of sport fishing for Michigan and surrounding states are done. The DNR will hundreds of millions of revenue from license fees.

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