Asian carp have invaded the United States, with silver and bighead populations well established in Mississippi River basin waters. Populations have spread north to the edge of the Lake Michigan basin (infesting Chicago area waters in Illinois), and the Lake Erie basin (infesting the Wabash River in Indiana). An Asian carp invasion to the Great Lakes will clearly impact both U.S. and Canadian natural resources, but given the current location of the fish, prevention efforts are primarily focused in the U.S. The question isn't whether Canadians should have input into actions that, if they fail, will permanently change our shared waters. Rather, the question is, how?
Join a discussion with Mary Muter from the Sierra Club-Ontario and Hugh Wilkins from Ecojustice to discuss the risk of an Asian carp invasion in Canada, and what options Canadians have to proactively help stop the carp.
Facilitator: Jennifer Nalbone, Great Lakes United
Title: What to do about the Asian Carp in Canada?
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
All historic legal filings in the U.S. on Asian carp can be found on Noah Hall's Great Lakes Law blog here: http://www.greatlakeslaw.org/blog/asian-carp/