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Asian carp control underway near Chicago

May 20, 2010 at 04:56 PM

CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois and federal officials have dumped fish poison into a Chicago-area waterway to determine if the invasive Asian carp has come any closer to the Great Lakes.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources spokesman Chris McCloud said application started Thursday of the fish poison rotenone along a 2 1/2-mile stretch of the Little Calumet River on Chicago’s South Side.

McCloud said the effort requires the closure of the O’Brien Lock and Dam for the duration of the operation, or about five or six days.

Some have argued closing the locks could prove too costly to industries that rely on area shipping. A similar mass fish poisoning was conducted in the
Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal in December. One Asian carp was found.

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what other species does this poison kill.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 05/20 at 05:32 PM

Maybe they should spread that poison all over Chicago…you know…just to be safe.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 05/20 at 06:26 PM

So far the poison has killed many fish (A couple dumpsters full) but no asian carp. I’ve already seen pictures of carp, shad, bass, and cats dead from the poison. Nice job DNR

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 05/20 at 07:32 PM

maybe they need to get ahold of nate herman would electrofishing work?

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 05/21 at 08:42 AM

I say we open all gates at every Dam in IL, that way a bunch of Asian’s head up stream to the running water. Then shock it all at once. Do this a few times. It would be a good start. Better than the poison thing.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 05/21 at 12:18 PM

Now we have Asian carp, Asian beetles, Asian flu, is there any thing else they got over there we need over here?

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 05/21 at 09:10 PM

Asian debt.  I believe we owe China oooooh about 7 billion dollars!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 05/23 at 08:34 AM

Those Communists know the difference between regulated capitalism and unregulated capitalism swivel.Now if we can just figure that out——————

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 05/23 at 09:55 AM

this will work as good as the emerald ash boer elimination method!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 05/23 at 11:11 AM

The Illinois river is full of um. Why dont they put up a cat food factory?

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 05/23 at 11:55 PM

They may also try more asian buffets! But then again nothing in there is good either,

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 05/27 at 06:13 AM

The asian carp are being harvested and have been for quite some time now. A few fish markets have been doing this. And they are making money on this. I have a friend that lives on the mississippi river and gave me the whole picture on it. The one thing we need are more commercial fisherman for these fish. If the federal and Illinois govermant put some incentives in place there would be more fisherman willing to take on this task. In the past we have made other species extinct by overharvesting why cant we do it now?

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