CHICAGO | Federal and Illinois officials said Thursday they will intensify efforts to find Asian carp in Illinois waterways this year but cut back on DNA sampling that has scored positive hits without resulting in the discovery of the invasive fish.
Two federal and one Illinois agency on Friday announced the release of new online maps showing present data on Asian carp in Midwest waterways.
BOONE GROVE | Two presentations kicked off the Porter Township school board April meeting Thursday evening.
JOLIET, Ill. | The Will County Forest Preserve District may approve a plan to harvest Asian carp.
CHICAGO | Three Asian carp now call Chicago's Shedd Aquarium home.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. | If you can't beat 'em, eat 'em.
Clint Carter fillets a silver Asian carp, an invasive species that poses a threat to native fish in Illinois waterways, at Carter's Fish Market in Springfield, Ill. Carter says the much maligned fish offers a clean taste and is a low-cost food.
SPRINGFIELD | Almost nobody in Illinois wants to eat Asian carp.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | I've officially started my annual collection of ink hand stamps from the fair. They get you re-entry to the fair later the same day, but the tough part is cutting them out for my scrapbook before I wash them off.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. | Asian carp could find enough food and breeding areas to become established in Lake Michigan and the other four Great Lakes within 20 years if allowed to gain a foothold, according to a new scientific report.
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CHICAGO | Chefs at the Taste of Chicago have turned an environmental pest into lunch.
Scientists and commercial fishermen put electrofishing and netting efforts into "high gear" Wednesday in Lake Calumet to determine whether live Asian carp are present in the area.
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller sent a letter to the head of the federal government's Asian carp response efforts to understand what steps are being taken to protect Indiana waterways from the invasive species.
LANSING | Officials with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago haven't decided whether to support cutting off the Chicago River in an effort to prevent the possible encroachment of Asian carp into the Great Lakes.
PORTAGE | Federal and state officials said Thursday that Asian carp control efforts in the Great Lakes would continue this year with congressional commitments to maintain funding similar to the previous fiscal year.
In May, I introduced readers to the issue of aquatic invasive species — specifically Asian carp. Much since has been reported, and a new report seems to create larger issues for Northwest Indiana.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services employees use an electronic devise to search for Asian carp last year along the Chicago River.
HAMMOND | Finding a cost-effective way to separate the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds to combat invasive species may be a Herculean task.
PORTAGE | Managing Asian carp was the top agenda item Thursday during a legislative panel discussion about environmental issues facing the state.
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