Asian Carp

Jumping Fish Invade Louisiana

You can’t help but laugh watching the wild web videos of Asian carp leaping out of the water in states like Illinois and Indiana, but you may not realize this problem hits close to home.  Invasive species expert Michael Massimi from the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program says it’s no laughing matter.  We spent a day boating with Massimi and Nichols State University ...[Read More]

NECIS releases An Action Plan on Invasive Species, for the Administration and the 112th Congress

NECIS groups outline the policy changes needed to curb invasive species introduction and spread, with a focus on screening intentional imports, preventing inadvertent introductions, and addressing funding gaps. NECIS-brochure-2011

NECIS factsheet: Improve Lacey Act and stop the import of new invasive animals and diseases

New screening procedures will close the loophole that allowed harmful invasive species like Asian carp, Burmese pythons, and nutria to enter the country. 2011-screening-factsheet-FINAL

NECIS groups to Secretary Salazar: Release report on improving FWS authorities over invasive species

National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species Great Lakes United * National Audubon Society * National Wildlife Federation * Natural Areas Association * The Nature Conservancy January 26, 2011 The Honorable Ken Salazar Secretary U.S. Department of the Interior 1849 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20240 Dear Secretary Salazar: On behalf of the National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species ...[Read More]

Tracking Asian Carp With eDNA

A new attack against Asian carp has been established with more tracking and monitoring using environmental DNA and developing new methods to slow the invasive species’ movement toward the Great Lakes. Environmental DNA, also called eDNA, consists of collecting cell samples the carp leaves behind such as fish scales, urine and feces. These samples are then matched with DNA records that distinguish ...[Read More]

Federal Invasive Species Study Too Slow

For Immediate Release: December 15, 2010 Federal Invasive Species Study Too Slow Environmental groups call on feds to speed study and focus on permanent prevention of invasive species like Asian carp Chicago, IL—Environmental groups and dozens of concerned citizens today called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prioritize and speed up the Chicago-area portion of its regional study of how to s ...[Read More]