Stop Asian Carp Act Re-introduced in Congress

MUCC has learned that the U.S. Senate and House recently introduced new bills aimed at combating the spread of Asian carp in to the Great Lakes. The legislation directs the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete within 18 months its study on how to separate the Great Lakes and Mississippi watersheds to block the advance of the non-native Asian carp. The voracious fish are within miles of Lake Michigan. Scientists fear that an Asian carp invasion into the Great Lakes could devastate the region’s $7 billion sport and commercial fishery.
The legislation, the Stop Invasive Species Act of 2012 (S. 2317 and H.R. 4406), was introduced by Michigan’s own U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) and Representative Dave Camp (R-Midland).
The legislation updates the Stop Asian Carp Act of 2011, which the two Michigan legislators introduced last year together.
MUCC will continue to follow this bill and get you the language once it becomes available.

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