Asian carp are fast-growing, aggressive and adaptable fish that are outcompeting native fish species for food and habitat.
The Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS) was conducted by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) as authorized by the United States Congress. The GLMRIS report presents eight alternative plans to prevent the inter-basin transfer of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). For more information on the GLMRIS study and report click here.
The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee (ACRCC) are creating a sustainable Asian carp control program to prevent the establishment of an Asian carp population in the Great Lakes. For more information on Asian carp click here.
The map below, developed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, shows the current expansion of Asian carp in Illinois waterways. Visit Asiancarp.us to learn how to distinguish Asian carp from the Gizzard Shad and how to deal with individuals if you find them in waterways near you.
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For more information on other AIS click here.
To learn more about the Great Lakes Restoration click here.