Great Lakes Environmental Directory Great Lakes Great Lakes environment Great Lakes grants exotic species water pollution water export drilling environment Great Lakes pollution Superior Michigan Huron Erie Ontario ecology Great Lakes issues wetlands Great Lakes wetlands Great Lakes Great Lakes environment Great Lakes watershed water quality exotic species Great Lakes grants water pollution water export oil gas drilling environment environmental Great Lakes pollution Lake Superior Lake Michigan Lake Huron Lake Erie Lake Ontario Great Lakes ecology Great Lakes issues Great Lakes wetlands Great Lakes Resources Great Lakes activist Great Lakes environmental organizations Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat air pollution alien species threatened rare endangered species ecological Great Lakes information Success Stories Great Lakes Directory Home/News Great Lakes Calendar Great Lakes jobs/volunteering Search Great Lakes Organizations Take Action! Contact Us Resources/Links Great Lakes Issues Great Lakes News Article About Us Networking Services

Great Lakes Article:

Asian invader, grass carp, worked way up to Wis.
Associated Press
Published in the Lansing States Journal
Published April 26, 2006

PRESCOTT, Wis. - A commercial fisher hauled in an Asian carp that weighed 45 to 50 pounds from the Lower St. Croix River, indicating the invasive species is continuing its spread up the Mississippi River from the South, an official says.

Officials are working to prevent the fish from entering the Great Lakes.

The catch of the grass carp was made April 7 near Prescott, Wis., where the Lower St. Croix flows into the Mississippi, said Jay Rendall, invasive species coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

The grass carp is one of four species of Asian carp that escaped into the lower Mississippi basin after being imported into the United States in the 1960s and 1970s.


This information is posted for nonprofit educational purposes, in accordance with U.S. Code Title 17, Chapter 1,Sec. 107 copyright laws.
For more information go to: If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for
purposes of your own that go beyond "fair use," you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Great Lakes environmental information

Return to Great Lakes Directory Home/ Site Map