A state lawmaker is calling for more action to prevent the spread of Asian carp in the Great Lakes and inland waters.
State Representative Marlin Schneider (D-Wisconsin Rapids) says the invasive species has been on the move, with concerns the fish could make its way soon into the Great Lakes. If that happens, it could take just a few years for the carp to devastate the ecosystem.
Schneider says there’s also the opportunity for the fish to travel inland into Wisconsin. He says it could cause the same kind of damage in our lakes and rivers.
The carp gobble up food supplies for game fish, such as walleye, perch, and musky. It’s feared they could destroy the fishing industry in the entire Great Lakes area, if their spread continues.
AUDIO: WIBA’s John Colbert reports (:38)