Monday, August 1, 2011

Politicians slow to respond to Asain carp problem

   For some reason elected officials in Washington take their time when it comes to taking action on potentially devastating invasive species like the Asian carp.
   Some say these fish are poised to enter the Great Lakes from the Chicago barge canal while others say they have already arrived.
   Whether they are here or not remains to be decided. What is a sure bet is the devastation these fish will cause once they are established.
   The impact here in Michigan will be economically huge. That's because these fish devour anything they come across leaving no food for game fish.
   Scientists, ecologists and DNR experts all agree that these fish are indeed unwanted and need to be curtailed before they reach any of the Great Lakes.
   What remains a mystery is why it takes Washington so long to act.

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