Senate action against Asian carp lauded as vital for fight

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Senate action against Asian carp lauded as vital for fight

Toledo Blade – Tons of poisons, organized trapping efforts, the mighty current of the Mississippi River, and one of North America's largest electrical barriers haven't kept the highly destructive Asian carp from encroaching upon the Great Lakes region's $7 billion fishery, which is anchored in western Lake Erie between Monroe and Sandusky.

Will an act of Congress?

The U.S. Senate's unanimous passage last week of the Asian Carp Prevention and Control Act is being hailed by area lawmakers as yet another important part of the region's arsenal as it tries to protect native walleye, yellow perch, smallmouth bass, and other sportfish from a deadly onslaught.

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