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MIchigan’s invasive carp challenge receives over 300 entries

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It could be considered the ultimate brainstorming session. And now the state has hundreds of suggestions to prevent invasive carp from entering the Great Lakes. The public comment period  on the “Carp Challenge” is closed. More than 300 entries were received.


The Carp Challenge brought in 353 responses from 27 countries.

Joanne Foreman is the invasive species communications coordinator with the Michigan DNR.

“So Michigan of course as the Great Lakes state has taken a keen concern about this issue and we’re hoping to generate ideas from out of the box in terms of what can be done or what measures could be taken in addition to what the Army Corp of Engineers has proposed for preventing carp movement.”

Foreman said as many as eight solutions will be selected in
February by a panel of judges. Final solutions will be selected in March.

More information on the Carp Challenge can be found by clicking here.

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