Friday, March 27, 2009

Asian carp pose conundrum for lawmakers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — How do you control an animal that has no natural predators, seems to multiply uncontrollably and has bad effects on the ecosystem?

“That’s the million dollar question” and the conundrum caused by Asian carp, according to Rob Maher, commercial fishing program manager for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Two Illinois lawmakers think they have a hint. Reps. Patricia Bellock and Jim Watson want to repel the aquatic invaders, but they have come up with opposite solutions. [Full Story]

Source: The Register-Mail

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