A veteran Wisconsin conservationist has praise for the White House’s new Asian Carp Czar. He’s John Goss, the former head of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. George Meyer with the Wisconsin Wildlife Federationis a former Wisconsin DNR Secretary who’s known Goss for years. “John has a way of getting people to work together,” says Meyer. “He’s not the kind of guy who’s going to pound on the table, but he will get people together and express the urgency of getting this problem solved. He has really good knowledge of the problem, and more importantly, he knows all the agencies and people in the agencies that have responsibility to deal with the problem.”
The White House announced the appointment of Goss as Chairman of the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee on Thursday. Goss described himself as a fisherman who is very concerned about the possible spread of the voracious fish in to the lakes. “Ultimately there has to be a fool proof breaking of the connection between the Lake Michigan watershed and the Mississippi River watershed,” said Meyer.