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News Roundup: Destructive Asian Carp Netted in MN Waters

March 6, 2012Patrick NunnallyUncategorizedComments Off on News Roundup: Destructive Asian Carp Netted in MN Waters

Big news around here is that a commercial fisherman caught a bighead carp and a silver carp last week near Winona MN (approximately 120 land-miles downstream of St. Paul.  Here’s some of the coverage:

The news release from the DNR is here, courtesy of the advocacy group Minnesota Waters.

The DNR’s boss, Governor Mark Dayton, writes on the issue in Outdoor News, as reported Monday.

Minnesota Public Radio covers the story with this account.

So it looks like the Mississippi River Fund’s meeting in two weeks is quite timely:  “Asian Carp:  What Can We Do Now” will examine strategies that might be undertaken before Twin Cities locks open for the season.  The meeting will be Monday March 19 at 5:30.  Register and get additional information here.

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