Moolenaar meets with Army Corps on plan to stop Asian carp

Congressman John Moolenaar, R-Midland, center, listens during a meeting on Asian carp.

JOLIET, Illinois — On July 1, Congressman John Moolenaar and members of the Michigan congressional delegation went to the Brandon Road Lock and Dam to meet with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about its plan to prevent Asian carp from entering Lake Michigan.

The Army Corps’ plan would use electronic barriers and other technology to prevent Asian carp from entering Lake Michigan.

Congressman Moolenaar made a statement on his visit to the facility.

“Asian carp have been caught less than 10 miles from Lake Michigan. This is an urgent issue for our state and the visit to Brandon Road helps us further understand what needs to be done to stop this threat to the Great Lakes. Working together we can save thousands of jobs in boating, fishing and tourism, and protect the Great Lakes for future generations.”

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