Skip to main content

Asian carp legislation surfaces in Congress

Two lawmakers are introducing legislation in Congress that they say would help keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D -Mich., will introduce in the Senate the Stop Asian Carp Act, which would require the Army Corps of Engineers to expedite the design of a way to fully separate the Mississippi River and Great Lakes watersheds to keep the carp out of Lake Michigan without interrupting Chicago's commercial shipping industry, the Detroit News reported.

Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., will introduce a similar bill in the House.

The legislation "reflects a level of concern that more closely matches that of our member states and our Canadian partners," said Tim Eder, executive director of the Great Lakes Commission, in a statement. "The stakes are just too high and require urgent action."

Earlier efforts from Michigan lawmakers to close off the Chicago-area waterways that link the Mississippi River and Lake Michigan encountered stiff opposition on Capitol Hill from the Illinois delegation.

But Illinois lawmakers are on board and the new legislation is much more likely to go forward, according to the newspaper.

Click here for the full article.

Related

1_TRAVELIFT.COOP

Marine Travelift Launches Co-op Program

The company received its first student, a University of Wisconsin engineering major, in the seven-month paid co-op.

1_JULY4

Trade Only Today Returns Tuesday

The e-newsletter will not publish July 4 in observance of Independence Day. We wish everyone a safe holiday weekend.

1_ORR.FUNDS

ORR Announces Federally Funded Projects

The U.S. Economic Development Administration prioritized outdoor recreation for the first time

Norm#4

Ten Ways To Sell in a Tough Economy

These keys to successful selling can help you create customers who keep coming back, even when sales dip

1_ASA.BOARD

ASA Names New Board Members

The American Sportfishing Association filled two at-large seats and two regional seats on its board of directors.

1_EXEC.SEARCH

Dammrich, Hopkinson Partner With Marine Resources Recruitment

The industry veterans will help clients fill executive-suite, marine industry job openings around the world.

1_PULSE.PING.0630

DEALERS: How Was Business in the First Half of 2022?

With the second quarter coming to a close, was there parity between the budget and financial performance in the first six months? Take the Pulse Report survey here.

1_PMMPODCAST

Passagemaker Relaunches Podcast

Trawler Talk aims to connect with those who are interested in the cruising lifestyle, with episodes dropping every other week