Steps to protect lakes from carp noted

TRAVERSE CITY (AP) – Authorities plan stepped-up monitoring and commercial fishing operations in the continuing effort to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.

The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee released its strategy Wednesday for operations this year. Protective measures to be taken include increased water sampling downstream of electric fish barriers, more commercial fishing in selected area and monitoring around carp barriers.

and in the upper Des Plaines River, and testing the effects of seismic pressure waves created by a water gun that might be used to scare away the carp.