Stabenow Statement on Fish and Wildlife Analysis of Live Silver Carp Found Near Lake Michigan

Friday, August 18, 2017

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), co-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, released a statement on a U.S. Fish and Wildlife analysis of the live Silver carp recently found nine miles from Lake Michigan:


“This is the first time that a live Silver carp has been found this close to Lake Michigan.  Now, we have proof that it went through the Brandon Road Lock and Dam.  Time is of the essence to both implement a permanent solution and take immediate steps to stop Asian carp from reaching our Great Lakes.” 


The analysis found that the wild eight-pound carp lived in the Illinois River for three to four years and made its way through the Brandon Road Lock and Dam to a location just miles from Lake Michigan.