Stop all the trickery toward stopping assault of Asian carp

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Stop all the trickery toward stopping assault of Asian carp

The Vindicator – A clear and present danger looms larger by the day in the Great Lakes region that threatens the economic and environmental livelihood of 35 million residents.

To many in our region, that danger remains invisible.  To all in our region, that danger poses significant risks that must be tackled pronto.

That danger is the deadly Asian carp, a breed of fish that can grow as large as 4 feet long and can weigh as much as 100 pounds.  These underwater enemies eat like hogs, breed like bunnies and rip asunder any ecosystem in their path.

The Great Lakes Commission and the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative call the carp the greatest damaging invasive species that has entered the Great Lakes in the last century.

That’s why the recent urgent plea from U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown for more swift and aggressive action to prevent an invasion of Asian carp into Lake Erie must resonate with our power brokers and policy makers in Washington.

“Ohioans cannot afford excuses and foot-dragging any longer,” the Ohio Democrat said.

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