see the Latest News updates under the photo, at far left
Click here for:
* FOCA's summary of the Carp issue
* what's next (and how you can get involved) including key contacts and additional online references
What can be done?
Write a letter to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, and the Minister of the Environment to request immediate action to stop this invasive fish from entering the Great Lakes. Call on the Prime Minister to request a summit with the Obama administration to ensure that the short term efforts to prevent an invasion do not fail, and to stress that the U.S. must establish permanent ecological separation between the Mississippi and Great Lakes basins.
*photo credits: Ted Lawrence, Great Lakes Fishery Commission.
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"Carp Explosion" photo by Ted Lawrence, GLFC
Nov.2012 - Terry Rees of FOCA joined a capacity crowd of key players from the U.S. and Canada to discuss Asian carp control strategies, the extent of the issue, and what individuals can do to stop the introduction of Asian carp to the Great Lakes, and beyond.
Report illegal importing, distribution and sale of live Asian carps to:
MNR TIPS line: 1-877-847-766, or to
Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)
Report sightings of Asian carp of other invasive species in the wild to:
Invading Species Hotline 1-800-563-7711
July 2012: Chicago Tribune reports eerie (hopefully not "Erie") news: "Asian Carp could reach all 5 Great lakes in 20 years." Read the story...
Feb 27, 2012: CBC News report "10 Invasive Species Threatening Canadian Habitats"
February 2012: sign the petition as an individual to help stop the Asian carp Click here for info and link to the petition...January 2012: read the Great Lakes United Press Release about the viability of Great Lakes - Mississippi separation. "It is possible"...
Almost 14,000 pounds of Asian carp were seized at the Windsor-Detroit border in January 2012! Read the news story...