Asian Carp Is a Major Threat to Sportfishing in the Great Lakes! Act Now to Help Stop the Spread of This Destructive Invasive Species
Ask your Members of Congress to support key legislation that will help protect the Great Lakes and recreational fishing
The Asian carp is an invasive fish that poses a significant threat to the Great Lakes’ recreational fisheries, and Congressional action is needed to stop the spread of this destructive invasive species. On April 19, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) introduced the Stop Invasive Species Act into both chambers of Congress.
S. 2317 and H.R. 4406 will help protect the Great Lakes’ $7 billion sportfishing industry by requiring the Army Corps of Engineers to prepare and implement an action plan to prevent Asian carp and other invasive species from entering the Great Lakes.
KeepAmericaFishing™ is urging all anglers to contact their Members of Congress in support of this critical legislation.
Asian carp are voracious feeders and if allowed to enter the Great Lakes, they will quickly out-compete the forage base of valuable sportfish such as walleye, trout and salmon. This will cause a large-scale ecosystem impact and significant harm to the $7 billion annual sportfishing economy in the Great Lakes.
Asian carp have been steadily expanding northward, and the only thing to keep them from entering the Great Lakes is an electric barrier in the Chicago Ship and Sanitary Canal. Despite this, an Asian carp was recently landed past the electric barrier – just six miles from Lake Michigan! The invasive Asian carp is now the most abundant species in some areas of the Mississippi, out-competing native fish.
Take Action Now!
Fill out the form below to send a message to your Members of Congress in support of the Stop Invasive Species Act. Please take action now to ensure that the Great Lakes’ recreational fisheries are protected from this destructive invasive species. Send your message today!