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Asian carp have been making their way up the Mississippi River system for years after escaping from fish farms and wastewater treatment ponds in the southern U.S.They’re knocking on the door of the Great Lakes, and a number of people are concerned about what could happen if carp become established in the region.In this five-part series, we’ll take a look at what officials are trying to do to keep the fish out, what might happen if carp get in, and why some people want to turn carp into a business opportunity.

Interview: Sen. Stabenow talks about preventing the spread of Asian Carp

Senator Debbie Stabenow
United States Department of Agriculture
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Senator Debbe Stabenow (MI-D)

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, D-MI, and U.S. Rep. Candice Miller, R-MI, have introduced legislation that addresses the threat of Asian carp entering the Great Lakes.

The Defending Our Great Lakes Act would allow the Army Corps of Engineers to take immediate actions to stop the spread of invasive species between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins.

"This is really the final step in giving them the authority to do what they need to do to stop the Asian carp," Stabenow said.

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