"Feds Update Plan To Protect Great Lakes From Carp"

"TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- A $50 million federal plan released Wednesday for keeping hungry Asian carp from reaching the valuable fish populations of the Great Lakes calls for reinforcing electrical and other barriers currently in place and for field-testing other methods, including the use of water guns and hormonal fish love potions."

"The Obama administration made improving its network of barriers a primary focus of an updated blueprint for keeping bighead and silver carp from reaching the five inland seas, even as they continue infesting the Mississippi River and many of its tributaries.

'This strategy continues our aggressive effort to bolster our tools to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes while we work toward a long-term solution,' said John Goss of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, who oversees the anti-carp initiative. 'The 2013 framework will strengthen our defenses against Asian carp and move innovative carp control projects from research to field trials to implementation.'"

John Flesher reports for the Associated Press July 24, 2013.

Source: AP, 07/25/2013