Jun 29, 2017
By Michael Kramer
An intensive search has turned up no additional Asian carp in a Chicago-area waterway system – where one of the powerfully invasive fish was found recently.
The discovery of a live silver carp on June 22nd – about 14 kilometres from Lake Michigan – raised fears that Asian carp might be evading an electric barrier – built to keep them out of the Great Lakes.
The discovery triggered a hunt by commercial fishers and crews – with U.S. federal and state agencies using nets and devices that stun fish – so they can be caught and examined.
The search covers a 21 kilometre area and will continue through July 7th.
The silver carp has been sent to Southern Illinois University for further clues as to where it came from.