One Big Fish Problem Swimming for the Great Lakes

Asian carp crowding out more and more native species

Monday, November 23, 2009

[Asian carp showing their leaping ability in a pool in the Mississippi River]

There's a fight brewing with a specific fish breed in the Great Lakes region. The invasive Asian carp is ravaging the aquatic food chain for native fish, and making their way up the Mississippi toward the Great Lakes. Millions have been spent already on fencing and barriers to keep the carp from making it to open waters, but the measures appears to be failing. Ken DeBeaussaert, director of the Office of Great Lakes for Michigan, tells us about the impact this foreign species is having on domestic waterways.

 

 

Guests:

Ken DeBeausseart

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