White House 'Asian Carp Czar' Plans Eradication of Species

"The Asian carp, a species that was introduced in the 1970s, threatens the Great Lakes ecosystem.

Almost a month ago, the Obama administration appointed an 'Asian carp czar.' John Goss, who reports to an office in the White House, oversees the government-led effort to eradicate the species.

In an interview with NPR's Robert Siegel, he detailed his game plan, which includes 'removal of carp from the Chicago area, strengthening the electric fish barrier system — also on the South Side of Chicago, and a number of research projects into long-term solutions.'"

David Gura reports for NPR's All Things Considered October 11, 2010.

Source: NPR, 10/11/2010