Senator Stabenow Statement on Asian Carp eDNA Found in the Kalamazoo River

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today made the following statement regarding the Asian carp eDNA that was recently found in the Kalamazoo River:

"I am extremely concerned that Asian carp eDNA was found in any part of the Great Lakes and its tributaries. The Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service need to take immediate steps and conduct further testing to ensure that Asian carp have not spread to the Kalamazoo River. Time is running out to stop Asian carp from devastating our Great Lakes and the thousands of jobs that depend on them. Today's news is another reason why we need to permanently close the barrier between the Chicago Waterway System and the Great Lakes."