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Asian carp

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Asian carp have been found in the Illinois River, which connects the Mississippi River to Lake Michigan. Due to their large size and rapid rate of reproduction, these fish could pose a significant risk to the Great Lakes ecosystem.

The following agencies are working together to install and maintain a permanent electric barrier between the fish and Lake Michigan to prevent the carp from entering the Great Lakes:

In February 2010, the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee held public meetings about the Asian carp issue.


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