Friday, September 10, 2010

Asian Carp Leader Announced

A former leader of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (John Goss) and the Indiana Wildlife Federation were named the Asian carp leaders to oversee the response to keeping the invasive species out of the Great Lakes. The $80 million, multi-pronged attack on Asian carp will be a full attack on the species to get rid of the predators for good. Asian carp are aggressive eaters that consume 40 percent of their body weight a day in plankton. The invasive species frequently beats out native fish for food and is threatening the fish population. Click here to read more on the Asian carp response.