Time, effort and millions of dollars have been spent in the ongoing war against the invasive Asian carp. They’re threatening numerous native species, and they seemingly can’t be stopped. And our neighbors to the north are finally joining the fight by opening their wallets, according to CBS Minnesota.
Because Canada shares the Great Lakes with the United States, they have a vested interested in protecting the resource. The threat of Asian carp invading the Great Lakes is real, and they’re close. If they get to the Great Lakes, Canada is surely next. Their commitment of $17.5 million pales in comparison to the $100 million the Obama administration has devoted to derailing carp. But, at least they are showing up to the battle. Here’s hoping the added dollars wind up making the difference. – Rick Bach