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Asian carp in Lincoln Park lagoon

February 15, 2009 at 08:53 AM

Asian carp appear to have been found once again in a Chicago lagoon.

This time the problematic non-native species appears to have been found in Lincoln Park Lagoon reports Dale Bowman of the Chicago Sun-Times. Click here to read more from Bowman on the subject.

While the picture of a fish Bowman posted is fuzzy, the state confirmed that Asian carp have been found in that lagoon during a renovation of the lagoon.

And the latest discovery is nothing new. Bighead carp have previously been discovered in the McKinley Park lagoon. These fish are thought to have been released by humans, perhaps in keeping with cultural traditions.

The discovery does, however, raise doubts about the costly electrical barrier that is still not operating in the Chicago Sanitary and Shipping Canal.Do you think Asian carp releases are limited to lagoons in the Chicago area? If not, why spends millions on a barrier when Asian carp may well make it to Lake Michigan anyway? Why not use those millions to find markets for Asian carp? Just a few questions worth asking.

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