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River Stations Meet to Discuss Asian carp
Midwest Region, February 4, 2011
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The Fish and Wildlife Service Region 3 River Stations (Carterville, Columbia and LaCrosse FWCOs) met twice during January to discuss plans for 2011 Asian carp work in the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS). 

The purposes for the meetings were to develop strategies for dealing with the potential invasion of Asian carp into the Great Lakes.  During the four days of meetings, River Station Project Leaders and key staff discussed rapid response protocols, standardized sampling methodologies and emerging and developing technologies that could aid in preventing Asian carp from entering Lake Michigan. 

As a result of the meetings, the stations with the cooperation and assistance from multiple state and federal partners will be in a position to strategically address the threats possessed by Asian carp.  Fixed site monitoring and eDNA collections are set to resume in the CAWS during March and April when weather conditions improve.

Contact Info: Tracy Hill, 573-234-2132 x102, tracy_hill@fws.gov
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