One of the most destructive invasive species in North America is knocking at the door of the Great Lakes. Asian carp reproduce like crazy, monopolize food sources, push out native species and injure boaters. If they enter the Great Lakes, the basin’s ecosystem and economy will never be the same.
In 2013, we released our Tipping the Scales report which had a list of recommendations for government to stop an Asian carp invasion.
Since then, governments on both sides of the border have taken action. In June 2015, the federal government announced new rules that Asian carp must now be gutted before being allowed to cross into Canada from the U.S., which was one of the recommendations in our report.
What you can do:
There are a number of things you can do to help stop an Asian carp invasion.
1. READ OUR REPORT
Learn more by reading our Tipping the Scales report which includes information on how Asian carp could get into the Great Lakes and what Canadians can do to ensure that they don’t.
2. Watch our video
3. DO YOUR PART
- Don’t buy, sell or transport live Asian carp for food.
- Be an educated and responsible angler and bait harvester.
- Learn how to indentify Asian carp. Report any sightings to Ontario’s Invasive Species Hotline at 1-800-563-7711 or online at invadingspecies.com.